The Difference 

Our practice is not a factory-type pediatric office. We do not boast multiple locations with Mickey Mouse murals. Our emphasis is not on fish tanks and videos games, but rather on personalized education. We take your child’s dental health personally and seriously. Our surroundings exude a professional atmosphere, which we believe will help your child learn that dental health is an important part of their lives as they grow and mature.

First Visit

We recommend establishing a relationship with your child by one year of age. We make the first visit non-invasive, enjoyable and positive. Often times it is merely your child sitting on your lap during your examination. An introductory visit will help establish a “home” for your child’s dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry believes that children who have a dental “home” are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care throughout their lives.

Growth & Development 

We do not look at just the child's teeth. We look at the entire masticatory system. We look at facial’s balance, it’s form and it’s contribution to an open airway. Proper facial development is crucial to lifelong dental health. We are equipped to perform hand and wrist, as well as cervical vertebrae growth analysis as your child grows. All children entering our practice are screened for developmental issues such as mouth breathing, restricted airways, sleep apnea, and retrognathic mandibles.

Genetic Conditions

Hypodontia, oligodontia, and anodontia are genetic conditions of missing adult teeth at birth. These conditions can be stand alone or associated with a syndrome, such as Down Syndrome and Ectodermal Dysplasia. Neglect, non-detection, or improper treatment of these conditions will lead to devastating consequences. The dental literature states that this treatment is complex and should be under-taken by a clinician skilled in all dental disciplines: pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery and prosthodontics. Dr. Forlano is such a clinician. He is trained and experienced in treating these congenital conditions. CLICK HERE TO VIEW A CASE STUDY.

Adolescent Dentistry 

The crucial link, and often times the “missing” link, between pediatric and adult dentistry in the profession, is Adolescent Dentistry. We recognize that the adolescent has unique needs such as a potentially high caries rate, tendency for poor nutrition, an increased risk for traumatic injury and periodontal disease, as well as unique social and psychological needs. We believe our self-contained, multi-disciplinary approach starting at age one gives our adolescents an advantage.