Why Choose a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?

What Is A Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?

While all dentists must achieve a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree, Board Certified Pediatric Dentists pursue additional years of education and training through a postgraduate pediatric residency program. One year post-residency, Pediatric Dentists may take a rigorous written and oral exam to become a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Gonzalez stays up-to-date by taking continuing education courses focused in Pediatric Dentistry to ensure the best care for your child.

As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, you can trust that Dr. Gonzalez provides compassionate expertise to nurture your child’s developing smile.

Why Is It Important To Form The Doctor/Patient Relationship Early?

When your child stops by our office at a young age, they’ll quickly learn that visiting their trusted smile friends can be easy and fun! The sooner your child becomes acclimated with “going to the dentist”, the more likely they’ll develop positive associations with oral health habits and dental visits.

Builds Trust

Early visits allow your child time to get to know our caring team. With each appointment, your kiddo will discover that dental visits are nothing to worry about and that their smile is in great hands. 

Informs Our Team

Getting to know your child’s unique oral health needs at an early age allows us to craft the best treatment plan possible for a lifetime of thriving smiles.

Strengthens Good Habits

By visiting Dr. Gonzalez every six months, our team will be able to catch issues before they begin forming in the first place.

Establishing A Dental Home For Your Child

A dental home is a practice where your child receives ongoing care from the same team as they grow from tots to teens. By making Placer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry your child’s dental home, they can always look forward to gentle, upbeat care that’s truly tailored to their unique needs and personality. Here are a few benefits of a dental home:

We’ll care for your child through the most formative years of their life

You’ll experience streamlined visits since all of your child’s info will be on record

Our team can help your kiddo take charge of their oral health for life

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What Parents Are Saying

My kids had a great experience at Placer Smiles yesterday. Dr. Gonzalez was awesome and helped them feel at ease. He was able to quickly remove a baby tooth. My daughter said that she didn’t feel any pain. He also took the time to answer all of my questions.

Jaime A.

I was really nervous about bringing our son (2.5) to the dentist for the first time. But Dr. Gonzalez and his team made us feel welcome and at ease. The appointment went great and now we wonder why we were so nervous in the first place. I HIGHLY recommend Placer Smiles!

Shelby N.

The office was very welcoming! My son started out a little nervous but quickly became comfortable with the friendly staff. The visit went quickly and smoothly. The environment was open and clean. The dentist included me by explaining my son’s care and his future care plan in an easy-to-understand way.

Amber G.

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