Kids Care Dental Makes Dental Visits Super Fun!
At Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics, creating a fun environment for our patients is just as important as caring for teeth. If your kiddo is already a patient, you’re reminded of this every time you see the long-deflated balloon and the now fuzzy sticky hand from your last visit. We’re sorry we add to your toy clutter, but we just can’t help bringing joy to your kiddo’s dental appointments! We use fun to keep your child comfortable, setting the positive foundation they need to have healthy teeth for life.
Our registered dental assistants (RDAs) provide their own special approaches to keeping your child’s dental visits entertaining and engaging. Below are just a few examples of how our RDAs are keeping your child’s comfort in mind with a little extra pizazz.
- Patients who have appointments with Angelica Ibarra, an RDA at our Vacaville location, will likely be welcomed aboard a spaceship, aka the dental chair. “I try to make it feel like patients aren’t in a general office, but like they are taking a trip and going somewhere else. Like landing in outer space!” says Ibarra.
- Giving prizes at the beginning of the appointment instead of the end is one strategy Karina Stephens, an RDA at our Livermore location, employs. “When I have a patient who is fidgeting with their hands, I like to give them something at the beginning of the appointment so they have something to play with,” says Stephens.
- Janelle McCarthy, an RDA at our Modesto location, loves to be silly with her patients to put them at ease. “I like to sing and dance down the hallways, which the kids seem to think is really funny,” says McCarthy.
Kids Care staff is the best thing to happen to your kiddos’ teeth since the Tooth Fairy. Our RDAs treat your kids the way they want their own kids to be treated. They use a tell-show-do approach to explain things. This approach is telling kids what is about to happen, showing kids on a parent or themselves what is going to happen and providing an opportunity to touch the equipment, and finally doing the activity. All in the name of helping your child feel comfortable during their exam.
Seeing the dentist should never be scary. We want our patients to have a great time with us so they will want to come back. The only down side, from our perspective, is that we have to wait six whole months in between routine cleanings to see our patients and their bright smiles!