Pediatric Dentistry in Temecula from Richard Penman II, DDS
Safety, Trust, and Communication
Most adults that experience moderate to severe dental anxiety acquired their fear during a childhood visit to the dentist. That’s why it’s critically important to find a dentist for kids in Temecula that your child can trust, feel safe around, and communicate with.
Our board-certified Temecula pediatric dentist, Richard Penman II, DDS, joined our practice in 2000, and has built his reputation as the “big brother” of many of our younger patients. A pediatric dentist is the best choice for your children because they receive several years of specialty training beyond dental school to work specifically with children. A big focus of pediatric dentistry training centers on child psychology and creating a positive dental experience for kids.
Dr. Penman is a self-proclaimed child at heart and has extensive experience with dental care for kids. He communicates exceptionally well to patients of all ages, is constantly cheerful, and knows exactly how to make your children feel comfortable during their visit to our Temecula dental practice.
Just like dental phobias, good oral hygiene habits are also formed at an early age. It’s important to find a Temecula dentist for kids that can communicate the importance of oral health to your children so they develop good oral habits—not dental phobias—while they’re young.
Our Pediatric Dentistry Practice
Creating a comfortable environment for kids is part of pediatric dentistry, which is why our Temecula dental practice looks the way it does. From the moment you walk into our office, the swimming sharks and sea turtles that adorn our walls will have your inner child begging to come out and play.
Additionally, we want to reward our young patients for being brave and taking their oral health seriously. After each visit, kids can take a trip to the toy box and pick a prize for being a good patient.
We ask that parents always inform their children of their visit to the dentist. Don’t make their dentist appointment a surprise or coax them into visiting. You want your child to know that the dentists and staff at our Temecula dental practice are there to answer their questions and explain procedures. We want to gain your child’s trust so they feel absolutely safe and comfortable during their visit.
Another good practice for parents is to avoid certain words like pain, needle, and drill when talking to your child about the dentist. We don’t want them to associate “painful” words with their dental visit. Let our Temecula pediatric dentist do the talking when it comes to educating your child about the dentist and our role in your child’s oral health. Our pediatric dentist and excellent staff have years of experience discussing dental care with children. We’ll use the right words and send the right message.
Questions? Need an Appointment?
If you have questions, or if you would like to request an appointment, feel free to contact us today! Our pediatric dentist in Temecula looks forward to meeting you and your children.