Today’s kids will remember the dentist a lot differently than their parents. Especially kids that go to Springfield’s Smile Zone.
At Smile Zone, memories are made. Good memories... like the Mighty Mouth Club, an incentive program for kids with no cavities. Other memories include watching movies, picking toys from the prize bin and an overall fun, friendly environment.
Sometimes cavities happen. Whether it’s a cleaning or filling needed, Dr. Heather Hudkins abides by the “tell, show, do” philosophy. First she patiently tells a child what’s going to happen. Then she shows them what the procedure looks like. When the patient is able to ask questions and really understands what’s about to happen, much of the fear is gone. That’s when Dr. Hudkins can “do” the procedure, and everyone enjoys a good outcome.
Dr. Hudkins has experience working with young people who have special needs and abilities. Her patience and knowledge are a welcome relief for parents of these children.
The number one problem in pediatric dentistry, according to Dr. Hudkins, is not finding a dental home by the age of one. It’s never too soon to find a great dentist. Make those early dental memories good ones at Smile Zone.