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To help children overcome their fear of dental procedures, we use a number of behaviour guidance techniques, including Tell-Show-Do and the modeling of the desired behaviour by a sibling or a peer.
We provide the specialized care and experience need by children with medical problems, developmental delays, autism, or craniofacial deformities to maintain oral health. We’ll teach parents and/or caregivers how to prepare and de-sensitize a child to the dental environment over a period of time. For those that require it, we offer general anesthesia at either BC Children’s Hospital or at a private anesthesia facility.
Mild to Moderate Conscious Oral Sedation
For anxious or restless dental patients, we can administer an oral sedative to reduce anxiety and help them cope with extensive dental treatments. With oral sedation, your child remains conscious during the treatment but may recall very little or nothing of the procedure.
For complex or extensive dental procedures, General anesthesia is recommended. The patient will be unconscious, unaware of pain and relaxed.
Treatment – Please click here to prepare your child for general anesthesia.
If an early orthodontic problem is detected, we can correct minor orthodontic issues in a growing child or, if required, provide a referral to an orthodontist.
To help teach children how to take care of their teeth, we will set up a visit for the tooth fairy to come to your location. It will be an educational visit, but more importantly, it will be fun!