What is Children’s Dentistry?
Children’s dentistry offers patients dedicated oral care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special needs. Dr. Cat has been dedicated to children’s dentistry for the past 8 years at a pediatric dental office.
Success with children’s dentistry stems from a love for the work that energizes the daily interactions with kids. Our office offers each child a specialized skill set and individualized attention.
Dr. Cat’s training in children’s dentistry has helped her better understand child psychology, growth and development and specific dental and emotional needs of growing children.
When your child is a patient at Li’l Sunshine Smiles, our entire focus is on your children. Patients of Li’l Sunshine Smiles become a part of our dental family and enters a safe environment devoted to excellent oral hygiene habits and healthy attitudes towards dental visits/health.
Why Choose Dr. Botero in Tampa for Your Children’s Dentistry?
When it comes to choosing a dentist for your child or teen, consider a dentist that not only has experience treating this particular age group but one who is passionate about children’s dentistry.
Working with children’s dentistry makes Dr. Botero feel useful. And creating smiles while eliminating pain brings her personal and professional completeness.
“I understand that each child is unique and like to take my time working with them to overcome dental anxiety and fear. My patient’s dental health, comfort, and happiness are what motivates me to do my absolute best every day,” Dr. Botero says.
So, do you have a child that harbors fears of going to the dentist? Because our staff works very hard at explaining the actual need of the treatment and process, patient fears and anxieties are eased. Dr. Botero has a great reputation for treating children that are too scared of the dentist and terrified of having dental treatment done.
“I am passionate about making children understand the importance of taking care of their teeth. Because of this, I strive to educate parents about the importance of establishing strong dental care habits and saving teeth for as long as possible,” Dr. Botero says.
Experience Matters for Children’s Dentistry
Choosing a dentist with children’s dentistry experience–instead of one right out of school–can make a real difference! Dr. Botero has been working in her field for eleven years and has two different dental degrees from two different countries. (On top of that, she is bilingual AND also a registered certified dental hygienist.)
Consider the following other achievements Dr. Botero offers those looking for children’s dentistry:
- State licenses to practice dentistry in Colorado and Florida.
- Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
- Affiliate member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD)
- Member of the Florida Dental Association (FDA)
She stays on top of the latest developments in children’s dentistry and attends continuing education courses regularly.
Children’s Dentistry Starts with Preventive Dentistry
Nearly half of adults over age 30 suffer from some form of gum disease. Nearly one in four children under age five already have cavities. Because of these sad statistics, in 2013, the ADA launched a nationwide campaign to bring preventive dentistry into communities
Li’l Sunshine Smiles is committed to doing everything we can to support the ADA’s preventive dentistry campaign to help our patients and the Tampa-based community. So, together, we can achieve and maintain better oral wellness through prevention-based practices and education.
Finding a Home at Li’l Sunshine Smiles
Our Tampa-based facility is designed to ensure that your family gets the best care medicine and science can provide with a gentle and kind approach.
Our office offers a closeness to elementary schools and daycares. Because of this, our location makes it convenient for parents to take children to visit the dentist. Our well-trained staff has developed systems that allow patients and parents to move quickly through the treatment process with enjoyment and less fear!
Call 813-576-0200 to schedule a children’s dentistry consultation with Dr. Botero today!