Your Kid’s New Favorite Place
We do everything in our power to make your and your child’s dental experience a fun and positive one.
Atlas Pediatric Dental Care is geared toward children and their needs. We use instruments and equipment made specifically for children of various sizes and ages, including infants. In addition, our friendly team is reassuring for even the most nervous patients and their parents, making a visit to the dentist a positive experience.
Building Lasting Friendships
One of Dr. Matt’s favorite aspects of pediatric dentistry is interacting with his patients. He loves taking time to visit with them and get to know their interests, many of which he shares. Since he is a big fan of superheroes, Star Wars, Disney (yes, the princesses, too!), Legos, Pokémon, music, kids’ movies, and many other topics, he always finds something in common with his patients and can put them at ease. Plus, he usually wears fun character scrub tops, which has brought a smile to more than one anxious child. He is a big kid at heart and a geek in many ways.
Putting Your Child at Ease
Dr. Matt is passionate about helping children overcome their fear of the dental setting. He especially loves being able to tailor each child’s experience in the dental chair to his or her specific needs. Although he prefers not to use sedatives unless necessary, he recognizes that some children require additional methods to alleviate their fear or anxiety. He has had significant training in the use of nitrous oxide (‘laughing gas’), oral conscious sedation and IV sedation, and will use the appropriate method when a child’s needs require it. Dr. Matt will always ensure that his patients are treated in a safe, comfortable manner. He is certified in both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and his staff is trained in CPR.
A Fun Theme
Our office is themed around maps, travel and world locations, making each visit an exciting adventure. In our waiting room, we have a TV, iPads, toys, and books for our patients to enjoy while they wait for their appointments. Each quiet room will soon be themed with a different continent (Asia, Europe, and Africa) and is equipped with a TV that patients can view during treatment.
Accompanying Your Child
For the initial appointment, we invite you to accompany your child so that we may get to know one another and answer any questions you may have. During future appointments, we encourage you to allow your child to go through the dental experience alone with our staff. This gives your child the opportunity to develop confidence in his or her abilities, as well as establish a comfortable and trusting relationship with our staff. If you do choose to remain with your child during appointments, please take a seat in the room and allow the dentist and assistants to communicate and work with your child.