New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), recommends establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one (1) year of age. Children who have a dental home benefit by receiving appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. We strive to provide a fun and nurturing dental home for your child.
Preventive Dental Care includes (but is not limited to) the following:
New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry is committed to providing the highest level of dental care for children with special needs. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) defines special healthcare needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs. The condition may be congenital, developmental, or acquired through disease, trauma, or environmental cause and may impose limitations in performing daily self-maintenance activities or substantial limitations in a major life activity."
Dr. Cherish Im is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and is specially trained and experienced to help special needs patients with the utmost care. Pursuant to our mission, we would love to establish our office as your child's dental home and provide you and your child with the highest level of dental care.
Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.
Sedation is sometimes used to perform dental treatment on very young children, children who are extremely anxious, uncooperative children with numerous dental needs, and on patients with special needs. New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry offers the following sedation methods:
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Cherish Im, will discuss all available methods with the child's parent(s) and will carefully evaluate each child to help determine the best sedation method.
As a mother of two young children, Dr. Cherish knows very well that children are active and playful, but sometimes can experience an injury, particularly, in the mouth or involving their teeth. Whether it is a playground or sports related injury, severe pain, discomfort or decay of the teeth, New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry is available to handle emergencies and help your child with care and comfort so they can return to being playful and happy.
If your child has suffered from or experienced any of the following, be sure to contact us for a same-day emergency exam:
The primary goal of restorative dentistry is to restore damaged or defective teeth through means of prevention and treatment. Restorative dentistry also includes repairing and replacing of teeth. Procedures and treatment include (but are not limited to):
New Leaf Pediatric Dentistry along with the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), recommends a first “well-baby” dental visit around the age of twelve months (or six months after the first tooth emerges). This visit acquaints the infant with the dental office, allows the pediatric dentist to monitor development, and provides a great opportunity for parents to ask questions.
Most frequently asked questions and topics of discussion include (but are not limited to):