Why Choose a Pediatric Dental Office?

Panther Pediatric Dentistry provides comprehensive dental care to infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. We are trained to effectively communicate with children and their caregivers about keeping the teeth and gums clean and healthy. By using recognized behavior guidance techniques, we can ease a child’s fear and decrease their anxiety about visiting the dentist.

Our office decor is designed to entertain, motivate, and engage children of all ages. In the reception area, you can watch our PosiTiVe TV and get inspired by images of success and accomplishment. There are also images of the clinical space in the office so new patients can get a glimpse of what awaits them when their appointment comes. Our team is ready and willing to answer any questions about your child’s oral health and development, just ask!

Mia as a baby
Mia smiling
Mia at school

First Dental Visit = First Birthday

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends establishing a dental home by your child’s first birthday. Preventive appointments are important for many reasons. Not only do they help us keep track of your child’s development, but they also allow you to ask questions and learn how to keep your child’s teeth healthy and smile bright. We give a lot of great information to parents of infants about habits, diet, oral hygiene routine, fluoride use, teething, growth and development, and safety. We hope this is the start of a long relationship of health habits and happy smiles!

A mother holds her happy baby during a dentist visit.

Quality Pediatric Dental Services Close to Home

Panther Pediatric Dentistry provides compassionate and comprehensive care for children 0 to 12 years of age. Creating a trusting relationship between family, patient, and our team is key to the overall success of dental treatment.

Establishing and maintaining regular dental visits allow children to minimize fears of the dentist and create a pattern of prevention. Our staff is committed to working with you, your family, and the community to ensure that quality and comprehensive dental care is accessible for our children.

We are located near E. 260th Street and Euclid Avenue in the Euclid Office Plaza, just up the hill behind the restaurants and gas station. The RTA public transportation has a stop nearby and we are just minutes from the I-90 and I-271 freeways. This brings the communities of Richmond Heights, South Euclid, East Cleveland, Cleveland, Willoughby Hills, Lyndhurst, Willowick, Wickliffe, Eastlake, Willoughby, Mayfield Heights, Mentor, Beachwood, Cleveland Heights, and University Heights within an approximate 25-minute drive of our office.

Services

  • Comprehensive Exams
  • Infant Oral Exams
  • Digital X-rays
  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
  • White Fillings
  • Stainless Steel Crowns
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry options
  • Pulp Therapy/Baby Root Canals
  • Extractions (of primary teeth and select permanent teeth for orthodontic treatment)
  • Amalgam Free Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry options
  • Emergency/Trauma Evaluation
  • Dentistry for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
  • Dental Sedation

Services

  • Comprehensive Exams
  • Infant Oral Exams
  • Digital X-rays
  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
  • White Fillings
  • Stainless Steel Crowns
  • Pulp Therapy/Baby Root Canals
  • Extractions (of primary teeth and select permanent teeth for orthodontic treatment)
  • Amalgam Free Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry options
  • Emergency/Trauma Evaluation
  • Dentistry for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
  • Dental Sedation

Behavior Guidance Techniques

We use a variety of behavior guidance techniques to help your child better understand and enjoy their dental visits. We aim to explain pediatric dentistry in an age-appropriate and non-frightening manner using the Tell-Show-Do and Ask-Tell-Ask methods to help guide behavior and decrease fears. Tell-Show-Do prepares children for dental procedures in advance and Ask-Tell-Ask is used for children who are displaying hesitation, anxiety, and apprehension. We take the time to listen and explain anything that has your child fearful. Positive reinforcement is consistently used to highlight good behavior and instill confidence in your child. We have a Treasure Tower in the reception area and children can earn a token for a job well done during their dental visit. Our friendly team approaches every child with a high level of respect, patience, and encouragement.

Staying on Track

Routine dental visits are recommended every six months, or more frequently if needed. These check-up appointments allow us to keep track of your child’s oral health and development while reinforcing healthy habits. Our electronic appointment reminders help decrease children getting lost to follow up. Let us work together to help our Panther Cubs S.M.I.L.E. with Pride!