Pediatric Dentistry by Ellen Mark DDS!

The Gentle Dentist who Loves Kids!

My experience raising four children, along with my training in Child Psychology, helps to ensure your child's trust and confidence during their dental visit. We have a library of entertaining movies, books, and toys to create a cheerful and fun environment. I treat infants, children, and teens, as well as persons with special needs.

My focus is on teaching brushing, flossing, and proper nutrition to ensure good oral hygene habits that last a lifetime.

It is important that your child's dental experience be a positive one. I work together with parents to choose an approach which is best for their child, and ensures your child's dental visit will be safe and relaxed. I use minimally invasive technology to ensure checkups are as fast and as easy as possible.

Treatment Techniques

Treatment rooms are equipped with smaller dental chairs and equipment sized to comfortably fit a child's mouth.

An intraoral camera allows me to see hidden areas in the child's mouth; then digitally enhance and display the pictures for parents.

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is available to calm children as they breathe oxygen filled with gas through a small facemask. Your child will remain fully awake and able to talk to parents and the dentist.

General Anesthesia lets children sleep deeply during dental treatment. It is often used for oral surgery and it may be recommended for use during very long procedures.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a first dental checkup when your child's first tooth emerges, or by his or her first birthday.

Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Dentists focus on the dental needs of children. These dentists work toward the maintenance of primary teeth (baby teeth) until they are naturally lost.

This is important because primary teeth serve in permitting children to chew properly, promote good nutrition, and speech development. Poor oral health care in children can lead to impaired school performance and poor social relationships.

Pediatric Dentists require an extra two to three years of dental training after attaining their dental degree. They are certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and receive a specialty certificate to practice Pediatric Dentistry.