After completing dental school, a Pediatric Dentist receives three additional years of training for the treatment of infants, children, teens and special needs patients. The thoughtful approach taught by this advanced training accommodates the unique developmental, maturational and emotional needs of young patients. In addition, it equips pediatric dentists to handle the problems that occur with children’s mouths, such as tooth decay, delayed loss of baby teeth, oral habits and dental emergencies. This education also complements Dr. Parker’s orthodontic training perfectly, giving him a unique treatment perspective which accounts for growth, jaw development and the position of a child’s erupting teeth.
Proper care of teeth and gums, along with dental advancements such as fluoride varnish and sealants make it possible for today’s children to grow up cavity free! Our goal is to educate patients and their care-givers on proper dental care, encourage the development of good dental habits and motivate children to take pride in a beautiful, healthy smile. Establishing dental care at an early age along with prioritizing routine exams, cleanings and x-rays, also ensures that any developing issues are swiftly identified and can be addressed before becoming larger problems.
Sedation & Anesthesia
Some dental procedures involve numbing injections, loud equipment, long appointments or multiple trips, and not all patients are able to tolerate these visits adequately enough for Dr. Parker to safely, comfortably and successfully complete treatment. Fortunately, our office utilizes the board certified dentist anesthesiologists to provide in-office sedation and anesthesia services for our patients. The anesthesiologist focuses solely on monitoring the patient while Dr. Parker is able to complete treatment in a comfortable manner and the patient is left without a negative impression of their appointment.