Are you looking for a pediatric dentist? Dr. Steve Murphree and his team receive great joy out of treating children. Just like all general dentists, they received extensive training in pediatric dentistry and treated many children in a pediatric dental clinic at dental school.
They didn’t choose to specialize in pediatric dentistry, though, because they also love working with adults. This means that your whole family can receive their dental care at the same office. And the long-term relationships are rewarding for the doctors as well. Dr. Murphree has seen many families grow and evolve through third and even fourth generations.
Your Child’s First Visit
It is important to bring your child for a first check-up at an early stage in their development. Most baby teeth have come in by the age of three, but Dr. Murphree and his team see children as young as two. The idea is to make dental visits a fun part of childhood to establish a lifetime of good habits. And getting your children in before anything is wrong means their first visit will be a success.
Our number one goal is to make sure your child is unafraid. Many adults are unable to get the regular care they need because a childhood dentist was insensitive or didn’t pay attention to their natural communications regarding pain. We want all our patients to really enjoy the dental office, so we practice with compassion and pain-free dentistry. Your child will eventually need a filling or some other routine care. Our technique is so gentle, they won’t even feel the numbing shot.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
In order to call themselves pediatric dentists, Dr. Murphree and his team would have to limit their practice to children and take an additional two years of post-graduate training. So they don’t use that label. Instead, they are licensed general dentists who are qualified to meet the basic dental needs of children of all ages. And if your child should need a specialist, they will be sure to refer you to someone they trust. Click here to read some pediatric dental tips for parents.
We’ll help you find a convenient time to bring in one child or your whole family. Just call our office or visit our request an appointment page.