Why a pediatric dentist?
The Greatest Smiles on Earth” is a planned office environment and treatment modalities exclusively designed for the comfort and care of your child. By offering complete dental care, including orthodontics, in one central location, Dr. Tom has created a true “dental home” for your child, as well as a convenience for you. This unique concept nurtures the development of strong interpersonal relationships and clear communication among patients, parents, doctor, and staff.
Did you know?
Dr. Tom is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Orthodontic Society. He regularly participates in continuing education to augment his knowledge and to advance his skills. He was elected into the Beta Delta Fraternity, an honorary dental fraternity for oral medicine and oral pathology. He has received the Certificate of Merit from the American Society of Dentistry for Children. He was awarded a Meritorious Presentation at the Frank V. Hodges Research Forum, Hurley Medical Center.
Kala is the cheery voice and pleasant smile that greets you at our office. She is the “concierge” of our practice, manages the daily activities of our office, and can assist you with all your insurance and accounting needs. She bubbles with energy and enthusiasm, and always brightens our day.
Kala is the proud mother of 2 wonderful little boys. She loves all sports, playing board games, taking vacations to Florida, eating tacos, and being a “mommy!”
The Greatest Smiles on Earth is Worthington, Ohio’s #1 Choice For Pediatric & Orthodontic Dental Care
We recommend a first comprehensive dental visit including a professional cleaning at 2 to 3 years of age. This gives us the opportunity to establish good dental habits at an early age, and correct any existing problems before they become serious and result in permanent damage.
As a parent, you can play an important role in preparing your child for this visit. It is important to demonstrate positive attitudes and encouraging language when describing the dental visit. Avoid using technical terminology unfamiliar to your child to describe dental procedures. Children’s books and videos can assist you in communication by describing the dental visit utilizing age-appropriate language and visualizations. Be positive! Describe the first visit as an adventure, much like a visit to the zoo.