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Pediatric Dentistry In Lackawanna, NY

Pediatric Dentistry

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Pediatric Dentistry

Our dentists perform a gentle yet extensive examination of the pediatric patient, observing the child’s dental health. Our hygienist will gently clean your child’s teeth and remove any built up plaque or tartar. Our child-friendly hygienists will provide instructions and tips for your child’s home dental routine, stressing the importance of consistent oral hygiene.

If your child does need dental work, our dentists are well trained in pediatric dental services such as sealants, stainless steel crowns, pulpotomies (baby tooth root canals), orthodontics and nitrous oxide sedation.

Preparing your child for a trip to the dentist can be daunting, especially if it’s their first visit or if they’ve had a negative experience in the past. Check out our latest blog, Pediatric Dentistry Tips for Buffalo Parents: How to Prepare Your Child for Their Trip to the Dentist.

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What Is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry specializes in providing compassionate oral care for children, ensuring their dental health from infancy through adolescence with a focus on preventive measures and a child-friendly approach.

Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field that focuses on the dental health of infants, children, and adolescents. It involves providing comprehensive dental care, preventive treatments, and education tailored to the unique needs of young patients.
Importance of Early Dental Care
Early dental care is crucial for children as it helps establish good oral health habits and prevents dental problems. Regular dental check-ups from an early age allow dentists to monitor dental development, identify any issues, and provide timely intervention when needed.
Child-Friendly Environment
Pediatric dental offices are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for children. The waiting areas often have toys, books, and colorful decor to help children feel at ease. Dentists and dental staff are specially trained to communicate with children in a friendly and reassuring manner.
Preventive Treatments
Pediatric dentistry emphasizes preventive care to maintain optimal oral health. This includes dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and oral hygiene education. These measures help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues.
Behavior Management
Pediatric dentists are skilled in managing the behavior of young patients, especially those who may be anxious or have special needs. They use techniques such as positive reinforcement, distraction, and age-appropriate explanations to create a positive and stress-free dental experience.
Specialized Treatments
Pediatric dentists are trained to provide specialized treatments for children, including dental restorations (fillings, crowns), dental trauma management, space maintenance for early tooth loss, interceptive orthodontics, and management of oral habits (thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting)
Dental Education for Children and Parents
Pediatric dentists educate children and parents on proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing techniques, flossing, and diet recommendations. They also provide guidance on oral health issues specific to children, such as teething, thumb-sucking, and pacifier use.
Dental Anxiety
Management
Pediatric dentists are skilled in helping children overcome dental anxiety and fear. They create a supportive environment, explain procedures in a child-friendly manner, and use techniques like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or conscious sedation when necessary.
Collaboration with Parents and Referral to Specialists
Pediatric dentists work closely with parents, providing guidance on at-home oral care and monitoring dental development. They may also refer patients to specialists, such as orthodontists or oral surgeons, for more complex treatments or specialized care.
Long-term
Oral Health
The goal of pediatric dentistry is to ensure children achieve and maintain optimal oral health into adulthood. By promoting early dental care, preventive treatments, and education, pediatric dentists set the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Our Highly Trained Dentists

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Dr. Kevin D’Angelo

Dr. Kevin D’Angelo has extensive expertise in the treatment planning and surgical placement of dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, and restorative dentistry.
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Dr. Elizabeth D’Angelo

Dr. Beth D'Angelo uses various techniques to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile for all ages. Services include general/cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, preventive care, and facial esthetic treatments.
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Dr. Bill D’Angelo

Dr. Bill D'Angelo has years of experience in implants, oral surgery, and restorative care. He offers individualized treatment plans for optimal results, making him the go-to choice for improving tooth function and aesthetics.
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Dr. Frederick Fielding

Dr. Fred Fielding combines his passion for dentistry with his eye for design to create smiles that leave lasting impressions. He is well versed in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, as well as general dentistry.
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Dr. Maureen Callahan

Dr. Maureen Callahan loves being able to give her patients the best that dentistry has to offer at Southtowns Dental. She has a comprehensive approach to patient care to ensure lasting results.

What Our Patients Say

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Will Merritt

5/5

This is the best dentist in town and they have always worked with me, and I'm terrified of going to the dentist. These guys are very fast in the dental work they do and super gentle

Mark Beehler

5/5

I have been a patient at Southtown Dental for several years. After 50 years of not looking forward to going to the dentist, I can say that I actually enjoy going now. The hygienist, Deanna, is outstanding. Not only does she do a terrific job but she is gentle and very personable. The office staff is professional and on point. They are also very welcoming and friendly. It really comes down to the dentist care which has always been very good. Today my teeth are clean and sparkly- I look forward to going back in 6 months!

Ethan Beecher

5/5

Everything went super smooth and the staff was awesome! They made my visit easy and relaxing throughout the entire procedure.

Bill Godios

5/5

Seeing Dr. Fielding and the rest of the staff is like visiting the family. They provide a comfortable warm, setting and professionalism beyond expectations.

kelly cleary

5/5

We loved our experience! Miss Jackie and Dr. Callahan helped my 3 year old enjoy his first full cleaning! Thank you 😊

Jenna DeVincentis

5/5

Another wonderful visit for my two young daughters. Everyone is accommodating, kid-friendly, and patient. Dr. Bill and his staff went above and beyond to be sure my girls were comfortable.

Joanne Carrigan

5/5

I am very happy with Southtowns Dental Services. Everyone is friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. I am always treated kindly and have recommended family members and friends.

Patricia Ortiz

5/5

I just went in for my cleaning, I was very nervous. Sara the dental hygienist was awesome. She was gentle and very kind She kept my mind off of what was going on and I was very pleased with my experience.

It's Never Too Early to Start Brushing

In today’s age, early dental care is more important than ever. Encourage your readers to take their children to a pediatric dentist for regular check-ups, cleanings and maintenance – it’s never too early! Start your child on the path of good oral hygiene habits by scheduling an
appointment with a qualified pediatric dentist today!

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What our customers say

Will Merritt

5/5

This is the best dentist in town and they have always worked with me, and I'm terrified of going to the dentist. These guys are very fast in the dental work they do and super gentle

Mark Beehler

5/5

I have been a patient at Southtown Dental for several years. After 50 years of not looking forward to going to the dentist, I can say that I actually enjoy going now. The hygienist, Deanna, is outstanding. Not only does she do a terrific job but she is gentle and very personable. The office staff is professional and on point. They are also very welcoming and friendly. It really comes down to the dentist care which has always been very good. Today my teeth are clean and sparkly- I look forward to going back in 6 months!

Ethan Beecher

5/5

Everything went super smooth and the staff was awesome! They made my visit easy and relaxing throughout the entire procedure.

Bill Godios

5/5

Seeing Dr. Fielding and the rest of the staff is like visiting the family. They provide a comfortable warm, setting and professionalism beyond expectations.

kelly cleary

5/5

We loved our experience! Miss Jackie and Dr. Callahan helped my 3 year old enjoy his first full cleaning! Thank you 😊

Jenna DeVincentis

5/5

Another wonderful visit for my two young daughters. Everyone is accommodating, kid-friendly, and patient. Dr. Bill and his staff went above and beyond to be sure my girls were comfortable.

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