"Remember when I was afraid of the Dentist?" That is what my daughter said to me as we walked into Smiles 4 Children for her 6 month check up today. At 5 (and a HALF), this is her 3rd visit to the dentist. She walked in with no fear, no trepidation.
Their marquee says it all, Smiles4Children is Dentistry for Children. Located at 1134 N Rolling Road near the corner of Rolling Road and Route 40 in Catonsville, just down the street from the Double TT Diner, the combination dental/orthodontic office is a Dental Haven for kids.
If you, like me, have horrible memories of going to the dentist as a child, this is the place to start your kids off on the right tooth! We have never had to wait for more than a few minutes on the way in, but sometimes it has been hard to get my daughter OUT afterwards! The arcade and the two level play house with a slide help to entertain waiting siblings or kids as parents check in or out with the friendly and competent admin staff.
The entire staff from the admin folks, to the hygenists, to the clinical staff and the dentists themselves have an obvious love for kids. They are patient, kind and efficient. The whole experience is geared toward making the kids (and parents) feel comfortable. Kids get their choice of toothbrush color and flouride flavor. Headphones are provided so they can watch the TV's while getting their treatment.
After treatment, each child get their pick of stickers and get to pick from the prize drawer.
The staff answers questions, interacts with the kids (and parents), and makes suggestions for better dental hygiene.
If you are looking for a place to get your kid's dental experience started out right, or repaired after a bad experience, Sydney and I HIGHLY recommend Smiles4Children. They have an Ellicott City, MD office too! Start your kids out here early (or late) and you too will smile when they say "Remember when I was afraid of the Dentist?"