Children's Care

A Healthy Smile begins with the first Tooth

Welcome to our practice and thank you for the opportunity to provide dental care for your child. Our goal is to make you and your child’s visit to our practice as comfortable as possible. We strongly believe that all children should have access to dental care in an appropriate setting.

Please select from of the options to the right, or use the Children’s Care drop down menu above, to learn more about the pediatric dental services and procedures provided by the pediatric dentists at Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates.

DENTAL CONDITIONS

Preventative care

General Procedures

Orthodontics

Hospital Dentistry

(General Anesthesia)

We offer hospital dentistry, as well as in-office general anesthesia, so we can complete all of your child’s dental work in one visit, while they sleep.

Hospital dentistry is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital setting or right in our office. All of the dentists at Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates have hospital privileges at Unity Hospital in Fridley, MN and Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

Candidates for hospital dentistry include children with special healthcare needs or very young children who require a large amount of dental work. Please consult with your dentist if you believe your child may be a candidate for hospital dentistry.

In-Office

(General Anesthesia)

Our in-office general anesthesia appointments take place right in our office, under the supervision of a dentist anesthesiologist.

Candidates for in-office general anesthesia include children with special healthcare needs or very young children who require a large amount of dental work. Please consult with your dentist if you believe your child may be a candidate for in-office general anesthesia.

Behavior Management

It is often encouraging for parents to know that “we have seen it all” and your child’s behavior is nothing to be embarrassed about. All of the dentists at Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates have special training in the psychology of children and understand that children can be unpredictable.

Because every child is different, we offer a wide range of techniques to help manage your child’s behavior. Your child’s physical and emotional comfort is very important to us and we strive to make sure their experience at our office is positive. If we are unable to complete your child’s dental treatment using one of the methods below, we may recommend your child have their treatment completed using Hospital Dentistry.

For Your Child's Comfort

If you believe your child is suffering from any of the dental conditions listed above, it is important you call a dentist. The explanations listed are only to inform you and not to assist you in making a diagnosis. Any suspected dental condition or problem should be assessed and diagnosed in person by a dentist.

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