While in my residency, I did an anesthesia rotation at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.  As Pediatric Dentistry residents, we spent every day for a month providing anesthesia for all…

Special Patients…. Aren’t all patient’s special? Yes, of course, but there are those who require additional attention and care. These patients are generally classified as “special needs” patients. These are…

Patients presenting with Autism can be a challenge for dental professionals. We as Pediatric Dentists see patients with all kinds of special needs, developmental conditions and disabilities. Autism is a…

We just finished the APDA fifth annual Pumpkin decorating contest. Patients voted these two pumpkins the winners: Then, the entire office dressed up for the kids. Yes, a typical day…

What does a Pediatric Dentist do? I mean, what do we actually do on a daily basis? In Part One on this, I described without too many specifics, the flow…

Novocaine, that’s the stuff that makes it possible to complete complex dentistry without discomfort. It’s the stuff that “numbs” the tooth. Now really we don’t use basic novocaine. I would…

Isn’t it difficult to work on kids? Well, no not really. It’s the parents that can cause much of the stress. We as Pediatric Dentists are trained to recognize patterns…

There it is, the bell curve, a statistical description of distribution. What does it mean to Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics? Well, in school, your grades are distributed on a bell…