s Dr. Robertson enjoys treating children and has a lot of experience working with kids. He has 8 children of his own (the youngest now 7) and has spent a lot of time coaching, teaching, and playing with kids. Dr. Robertson’s approach to treating children is to use the experience and knowledge of Mom or Dad to manage each child individually. Parents are usually welcome in the treatment room with their child, since that often helps the child’s confidence. Parents have many questions and Dr. Robertson enjoys explaining his work and his plan. We have overhead screens for kids to watch videos and “happy gas” to help them relax if needed. Parents can help their child most by appearing positive about the dental visit even though they may have anxiety of their own. Children should be seen for a “fun visit” to get used to the dentist at about 2 or 3 depending on the parent’s judgement as to whether the child will likely allow a simple look in the mouth. The child should be seen earlier if the parent has a concern. The biggest concern at this age is baby-bottle decay. Decay at this young age is infrequent unless there is the habit of using a baby-bottle or sippy cup with juice or other sugary liquid. Children always enjoy choosing a prize from the treasure chest after their visit.
It is always such a pleasure working with Dr. Robertson. His staff is always so friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great Dentist!