Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?

What Is A Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist?

Board-certified pediatric dentists are required to complete a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, as well as pursue years of extensive continuing education through postgraduate pediatric residency programs. The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry requires an annual renewal and board-certification is a beacon of commitment to children’s health. From the first sight of baby teeth through teenage development years, board-certified pediatric dentists like Dr. Sage are passionate about helping ensure that children's smiles shine bright for a lifetime.

The Importance Of Forming The Doctor/Patient Relationship Early

At Alamo Heights Pediatric Dentistry, we think it’s important to make a positive relationship around visiting the dentist from a young age so kids feel enthusiastic and empowered about taking an active part in their dental health.

To keep your child feeling at ease or even excited about coming in for regular preventive visits, we suggest introducing professional cleanings and checkups early. For lifelong healthy smiles, the AAPD suggests taking your child to the dentist when you notice their first tooth, or by their first birthday — whichever comes first. 

Establishing A Dental Home For Your Child

When we talk about a “dental home,” we mean the dentist your child will visit regularly while their smiles are developing. We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere for children, and when you establish a dental home at Alamo Heights Pediatric Dentistry, your kiddo will have early and ongoing preventive care that builds happy, healthy grins. Our friendly and kid-loving team is dedicated to creating a reliable, positive environment where your family will comfortably receive the treatments they need, and where a lifelong respect for oral health is created.