North Texas Dentistry Volume 8 Issue 3 2018 ISSUE 3 DE - Page 11

The use of digital x-rays allows the doctors to visualize fractures and cavi- ties with greater accuracy and less radiation exposure to the patient. toothpaste. This provides a feeling that they are in control of the situation, which can be very comforting to a child in an unfamil- iar setting.” together. If treatment is needed we will gladly schedule another consultation if both parents were unable to be present and would like to return to discuss their child’s care and treatment needs.” Dr. Rozas and her staff strive to make a positive impression at every visit. Pediatric dentists recognize that early experiences can influence a child’s attitude toward dentistry for life, either positively or negatively, and that building a relationship with very young children makes them comfortable with later visits for hygiene or dental treatment. Dr. Rozas explains, “There is a serious purpose behind all the fun and silliness around here.” Parents are invited to relax in the reception area while their child is examined, although the treatment area is clearly visible through the windows. Dr. Rozas explains, “Allowing a child over the age of four years to go back to the treatment area without being accom- panied by Mom or Dad demonstrates trust, and the child is likely to take their lead. We always invite the parent back after exams and treatment to discuss our findings and view radiographs The Learning Lab is a place where children don lab coats and perform quick experiments to discover for themselves the impact of healthy choices on their teeth and body. Dr. Rozas believes in motivating parents with information and by providing helpful tips that aid in cavity prevention. Consultations are held before and after treatment to make sure all questions are answered and goals achieved. | NORTH TEXAS DENTISTRY 11