Walking into the dentist’s office for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience for a small child. But with a brightly-colored waiting room, iPads, and ceiling-mounted TVs in all of the operatories, it’s no wonder that the atmosphere at Waco Kids Dental eases the minds of even its smallest patients.
“A lot of people come to our office and go, wow, it’s totally set up for a child,” Dr. Aaron Blackwelder said. “The colors are soothing and the designs are uplifting. It reminds them that it’s their world.”
From animal-shaped dental instruments to gloves that smell and taste good, to the opportunity to use light sedation, every aspect of the office is designed to give children a positive dental experience.
Drs. Blackwelder, Tjel Olson, and Mark Coons and their staff are all committed to providing the best care possible.
“The doctors really want the kids to go home happy and say, ‘Yeah, I want to go back to the dentist’ and to love brushing their teeth and keeping their mouths healthy.”
The Waco Kids Dental team knows that when a child enjoys visiting the dentist, it will be easier to encourage preventive behaviors.
“If you can teach them to take care of their teeth early on, then it will allow them to have a healthier mouth and a healthier life,” Blackwelder said.
Not only do the dentists teach their patients and their families about proper dental care, but they also go out into the community and teach special classes to daycares, schools, and other groups.
Waco Kids Dental accepts most insurances and Medicaid to ensure that every patient gets the care they need.
“We are specially-trained and have the most modern pediatric equipment for your child’s needs,” he said. “We really love children and enjoy brightening each child’s life.”
For more information about Waco Kids Dental, visit www.wacokidsdental.com, their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/WacoKidsDental or come in for a free office tour.
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Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of two energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys running around with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects and home decor.