The first stop is our waiting room
where your child can be entertained with toys, books, and G-rated films that we provide. A friendly staff member will then bring you both to our dental operatory to settle in and meet Dr. Tao, who has a wonderful way with children. If your child is 2.5 years old or younger, we have him or her open up wide and we gently take a look at his or her teeth, gums, tongue, jaw and mouth. After this oral examination is performed, we give you and your child some instructions on oral hygiene so that good brushing and flossing habits are started early. For children over 2.5 years of age, a complete oral examination is tenderly performed. If a treatment is necessary, we talk you and your child through it and then re-emphasize good hygiene techniques to take on at home. At the end of every appointment, our pediatric patients are welcome to choose a special treat from Dr. Tao's treasure drawer (and no, it's never candy!).