Choosing a Pediatric Dentist For Your Kids

As a parent, it’s natural to want the best for your kids – including the best pediatric dentist. But choosing a dentist for your little ones can be unnecessarily complicated. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 6 things to look for when searching for the best pediatric dentist.


Ask your friends and family for recommendations. Chances are someone you know has a great dentist that they take their kids to. If you find a pediatric dentist yourself, ask your friends if any of them have taken their children to that office, and what they thought of the dentist and staff.

Online Reviews

If you don’t have the luxury of asking friends and family about a certain office, turn to the online community to see which office has the best reviews on Facebook and Google. Be sure to look at both their overall numbers, and the specific praise in good reviews and complaints in bad reviews to get the best picture of what you can expect.


Verify that the pediatric dentist you are researching is a member of professional associations such as the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Each of these organizations holds its members to a higher standard of excellence, meaning that you will receive quality care by visiting their office.

Up to Date Equipment

It is important that your family dentist prioritizes using up to date equipment to give you and your family the best service. Modern techniques and technologies offer substantial benefits in the efficiency and safety of treatment.

Experience With Kids and Families

It is important that your pediatric dentist actually works with children on a daily basis, as pediatric dentistry is very different than general dentistry. A trained pediatric dentist has specialized knowledge and techniques for keeping kids happy in the dental chair.

Your Child’s Comfort

The final step when selecting a pediatric dentist is to take your kids in for a visit and see how they feel. Does the office staff make your child feel comfortable, and does the dentist talk to your child in a way that they understand? If your child is uncomfortable, you may want to find a pediatric dentist that they like better–for the benefit of everyone involved.

Here at Hines Little Smiles, we care about kids. But don’t just take our word for it! To check out our reviews here at Hines Little Smiles, click here, and browse our site to see our technology and our dentists’ qualifications. And whenever you’re ready, come see what we have to offer by scheduling an appointment today!

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