To our dear patients and community members
We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Recommendations are changing almost daily and we are staying on top of these and will communicate these to you in a timely fashion.
The Stay-At-Home Order issued by Governor Pritzker mandates that all Illinoisans stay home except for seeking essential services such as groceries, gas or healthcare needs through April 30th, 2020. As a healthcare provider, our dental office is deemed essential, meaning we are still open and here for you! Although we are open, please know that due to the recommendations set forth by the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society as well as the Center for Disease Control, we are only able to see patients with emergency dental needs until we have been instructed otherwise. Unfortunately, we do not have a timeline for when we will be able to resume normal business operations, but once we do we will communicate this to you.
Dental emergencies can be classified as:
- A broken permanent or baby tooth with nerve exposure
- Swelling of the face caused by an infected tooth
- Spontaneous pain or severe pain that wakes a child up from sleep
- A permanent tooth that has been knocked out due to trauma
If any of your children are in need of emergency dental care during this time please give our office a call at 630-833-1166 prior to coming in so we can be prepared to provide the care needed to your child. We will have staff available to answer phones and e-mails between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. A staff member will still be available 24/7 for our patients for any after-hour phone calls or questions you may have. Please call our after-hours line at 630-297-9338.
Thank you for your understanding. By reducing the spread of this virus, we can help lessen the burden of our local hospital systems and allow for those with the most dire needs to be treated in a more timely manner. To help minimize the burden on emergency rooms – please let your family, friends or coworkers know that we are here and available to treat pediatric dental emergencies.
In the meantime, please be safe and sound in your homes. Remember to wash your hands, floss, brush, then wash your hands again!
Your Elmhurst Pediatric Dentist
Your child shines with every smile. Let’s keep it that way. A lifetime of healthy teeth starts with good brushing habits, good nutritional choices, and trust in the dentist. By teaming up with you, we can ensure that your child has a vibrant smile all the way into adulthood.
At Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids, pediatric dentistry is more than bright, healthy smiles; it’s also about making the trip to the dentist a calm, pleasant experience so there’s no fear of “next time.” As pediatric dentists, we take pride in seeing our patients grow into their adult teeth, so we’re committed to earning the trust of everyone who visits our clinic–both children and parents. That’s why we take extra time to build rapport and earn confidence; it makes the experience easier for everyone. We serve Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Addison, Melrose Park, Bensenville, Wood Dale, Northlake, Hillside, Franklin Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Oak Brook, Itasca, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lisle, Downers Grove, Westmont, Hinsdale, Lisle, Warrenville, Winfield, Carol Stream, Roselle and the surrounding towns, areas and counties
Your Children's Dental Home
Having a dental home ensures your children receive comprehensive, long-term, and always-there dental care
in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s clinical guidelines.
Pediatric Dental Care
We are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through their teen years.
Your Child’s First Visit
A child’s first dental visit should occur within six months after their first tooth appears but no later than their first birthday.
Kids and Teens
Teens see pediatric dentists because their jaws and faces are still growing and changing and because the last of their permanent teeth are still coming in.
Tooth decay often begins on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth because these surfaces have deep pits and grooves that trap plaque, bacteria and food. To help prevent cavities, dental sealants are recommended.
You take your child to a pediatrician… why not a pediatric dentist?
Parents are always welcome to accompany their child during the dental visit. Prior to your child’s appointment, our team will present the option to you of whether to accompany your child in the appointment, or stay behind in our reception area. We empower our parents to make that choice!
“You take your child to a pediatrician… why not a pediatric dentist?”
Our staff is trained and highly knowledgeable about providing care for children with special needs or disabilities in a comfortable and safe environment.
Our mission at Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids
is to provide the highest quality pediatric dental care for children, adolescents and patients with unique needs, in a professional, caring and comfortable environment. Our goal is to produce happy and healthy smiles, while following the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines. We are confident that our exceptional services and friendly team will exceed your expectations and make you feel safe and secure in your dental home.