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Nurturing Healthy Smiles: Compassionate Pediatric Dentistry for Happy Children and Confident Parents

Pediatrics2024-02-23T13:19:03-08:00

Pediatric Dentist

A pediatric dentist has an additional two years of specialized training and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years.

Your Child

We understand your child and their needs come number one. That’s why we focus on a child-friendly dental practice and environment.

Kid Friendly

We understand that going to the dentist can be a stressful event for you and your child, so the Sala Family makes sure to provide dental care in a fun and compassionate environment.

Education

It is important to have good dental care everyday of the year. We make sure to instruct you and your child on the appropriate ways to take care you your child’s teeth everyday.

Kids Under 3 Are Free

At Sala Family Dentistry, we believe in laying the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. That’s why we offer free dental care for children under 3. We understand the significance of oral health in overall well-being, especially for young ones. Learn more about our Kids Under 3 Are Free program today.

Dr. Ryan was voted “Best of Reno, Best Pediatric Dentist” two years in a row!

Dr. Ryan, a sixth-generation Nevadan, has deep roots in Reno, having graduated from Wooster High School and the University of Nevada, Reno. After earning his doctor of dental medicine degree from Oregon Health & Science University and completing his residency at UCLA, he returned to his hometown in 2012. Dr. Ryan’s dedication to pediatric dentistry has earned him the prestigious Best of Reno award for Best Pediatric Dentist two years in a row. Dr. Ryan is committed to providing compassionate and enjoyable dental care for children, creating lasting positive experiences that resonate for a lifetime.

Pediatric Dentistry

Our Board Certified Pediatric Specialist has an additional two years of specialized training and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years.

Advanced training is obtained in diagnostic and surgical procedures, along with child psychology and clinical management, oral pathology, child-related pharmacology, radiology, child development, management of oral/facial trauma, care for patients with special health care needs, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia.

A number of parents choose a pediatric dentist to provide their child’s dental care on the same basis as they select a Pediatrician to provide their child’s medical care. In dentistry, a Pediatric Dentist is equivalent to a pediatrician in medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions

A pediatric dentist has an additional two years of specialized training and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. Advanced training is obtained in diagnostic and surgical procedures, along with child psychology and clinical management, oral pathology, child related pharmacology, radiology, child development, management of oral/facial trauma, care for patients with special health care needs, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia. A number of parents choose a pediatric dentist to provide their child’s dental care on the same basis as they select a Pediatrician to provide their child’s medical care. In dentistry, a Pediatric Dentist is equivalent to a pediatrician in medicine.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a checkup every six months in order to prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, because every child is unique in its oral health, it is important to get a personalized prevention program from your child’s Sala Family Dentistry Pediatric Dentist.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends your child should visit the dentist by his/her first birthday or whenever the first baby tooth has erupted. It is important to establish good oral hygiene and dietary habits at an early age. This first visit allows the parent to receive valuable information regarding their child’s teeth and oral health, as well as establishing a “dental home” for the child.

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