At Missoula Pediatric Dentistry we're committed to being a leader in the field of pediatric dentistry by providing the highest possible level of care at all times, to all of our patients. Providing dental care to kids requires more than just medical proficiency, it requires an understanding of children. Over the years, MPD has a developed a very specific approach we call "The MPD Way".
It begins the moment you enter the office. You'll notice that our waiting room has toys, video games, even a fish tank right at the entry. We find these immediately put kids at ease as they play and connect with other kids in the waiting area while you check in.
When it's time to see the doctor, you'll see several other fun aspects to our approach. As your child is walked back to the exam room, they'll be shown vending machines with prizes in them, and we'll explain that they can earn tokens to get those prizes by listening to the doctor and staff. Once in the exam room, it gets even cooler. Kids get to choose from a collection of funky safety glasses to wear and they can watch movies and cartoons on ceiling-mounted flat screens during their exam.
After the exam is finished, you'll be fully briefed on what the doctor finds and be provided with instructions to make sure your child's teeth continue to be healthy. Your child will get a prize out of a vending machine and a Missoula Pediatric Dentistry t-shirt or cap providing you make the zero cavity club.
The last thing a trip to the dentist should be is scary. So we make it the opposite. A 4-year-old patient told her father that "going to [MPD] is like going to Disneyland!" We're not sure we'd go that far, but we do know that having fun at the dentist leads to lifelong habits that keep your child's teeth and mouth healthy and their smiles happy.
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