1150 Marine Drive Unit #802
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S8

Phone: 604-971-3940
Fax: 604-971-3941
Email: bckidsdentist@gmail.com

Business Hours

Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed

FAQ

Board Certified Specialist in Children's Dentistry

Pediatric Dentists promote the dental health of children as well as serve as an educational resource for parents.

WHO IS A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?

Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with infants, children, adolescence and special need patients. Pediatric dentists typically require an extra two to three years of post-doctoral training after attaining their dental degree.

WHY SEE A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?

Pediatric dentistry emphasizes the establishment of trust and confidence in children with their dentists. Consequently, one of the main components of pediatric training is child psychology. This manifests itself in special office designs, different communication styles and an emphasis on teaching preventative dental habits to children in an effort to make dental visits enjoyable.

WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?

It is recommended by the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that the first dental visit should occur approximately six months after your child's first tooth erupts and no later than age one.

GENERAL DENTIST VS. PEDIATRIC DENTIST: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Pediatric dentists can offer the specialized focus on your child that general dentists may not be prepared or inclined to offer.

Unlike a general dentist, a pediatric dentist has two to three years of additional training. This program of study and hands-on experience emphasizes child psychology, growth and development. Pediatric dentists know how to examine and treat children - not always the most cooperative of subjects - in ways that make them comfortable and safe. The pediatric dental office is child-centric. It is specially designed, arranged, decorated with children in mind.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FIRST DENTAL VISIT?

After a dental examination, the pediatric dentist may present information on:
  • Your child's cavity risk assessment
  • Information about early childhood cavities
  • Information on preventative home care techniques: including information on brushing, diet counseling and fluoride use
  • Information about preventing mouth and teeth injuries
  • Information on growth and development