Billy4Our goal at American Pediatric Dental Group™ is to give our patients exceptional care in our state-of-the-art facility conveniently located in Pembroke Pines, Doral, Coral Springs, Plantation and Kendall, Florida. Over every unit, we provide entertainment to help our patients remain comfortable and at ease during each appointment. With a flatscreen TV over each chair, patients can watch their favorite movie while we do all the work! Below are some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch and stunning results.

Oral Hygiene Instruction

brushChildren and parents are instructed on how to properly brush and floss to protect their teeth. We provide nutritional counseling to teach our patients to select food items that are optimal for their oral health. At the end of the visit, every patient is given a bag with a toothbrush, floss and other goodies.

Cleanings and Fluoride Application

We recommend a professional cleaning and fluoride application every 6 months to help protect the teeth and gums. For patients considered high-risk by the dentist for developing dental decay, a cleaning every 3 or 4 months may be considered.

Digital (X-rays) Radiographs

xrayOur digital X-ray equipment makes a time-consuming task a breeze. With a handheld device, we can take an X-ray while the child watches a movie. It takes half the time of older techniques and gives off MUCH less radiation.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and then restored with a composite filling. All our filling materials are durable, safe and BPA-free.

Tooth-Colored and Stainless Steel Crowns

crownsTooth-colored crowns are placed in the anterior teeth where esthetics are a concern. Stainless steel crowns are placed on posterior teeth (molars) with large cavities, fractures and/or teeth which receive pulp treatment to help protect these teeth until their natural exfoliation. Although there are several types of crowns, stainless steel crowns are most commonly used in pediatric patients because they are highly durable.

Space Maintainers

When a tooth is lost due to an accident or an extraction, a space maintainer is recommended to prevent the teeth from shifting and cause unnecessary crowding.

Nitrous Oxide "Laughing Gas"

Children who are fearful and apprehensive do well with "laughing gas," an inhalable gas that helps relieve anxiety and allows the child to have a more pleasant experience.

Sedation Dentistry

We now offer in-house sedation services in our brand new state-of-the-art office that no longer requires a trip to the hospital! There are times when traditional approaches to treatment are insufficient to calm or soothe an extremely apprehensive or fearful child. Children who have experienced an unpleasant visit at the dentist may develop a phobia that can be carried over into adulthood and can lead to neglect of his/her oral health. The good news is that this fear can be reversed, and children can actually develop a positive perception of going to the dentist regardless of negative past experiences. At American Pediatric Dental Group, we have a personal goal of providing all our patients warm, compassionate and quality dental care. We believe that by providing treatment in a gentle and caring manner, we can instill confidence and a lasting positive impression of dental care in your child. We offer many treatment options, including moderate conscious sedation, and tailor to the individual needs of our young patients and parents.

Hospital Dentistry

Children with extreme dental phobia, extensive dental decay, and/or complex medical conditions often benefit from hospital dentistry in which the treatment is completed in one appointment while the patient is under general anesthesia. The decision to perform your child’s dental treatment under general anesthesia will be thoroughly discussed with you by one of our pediatric dentists during your visit to our office.