WHY CHOOSE A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?
Choosing a dentist for your child is just as important as choosing what pediatrician they are going to see. So how can you know that you are selecting the best dentist for your child? Below we have outlined the top reasons to choose a pediatric dentist over a family/general dentist to establish as your child’s dental home.
EXTRA SPECIALIZED TRAINING
In addition to the standard four years of dental school, a pediatric dentist undergoes two or three additional years of fine-tuned training with infants, children, adolescents, and patients with any individualized needs. By choosing a pediatric dentist, you can rest assured that your child will receive a positive and heartwarming experience at every visit.
DENTAL VISITS ARE MORE FUN
At our pediatric dental office, fun is the name of the game! The office is designed with our patients in mind. Every detail from the outdoor lodge theme to the video games, movie screens on the ceiling, and awesome prizes emanate the very essence of childhood. At the Alpharetta pediatric dental office of Michael J. Leach, D.D.S., you will escape to a lake lodge get-a-way, complete with an aquarium, treehouse, and den. Children wait for their turn in our treehouse that is decked out with arcade games, puzzles, and a movie playing. While teens get to enjoy the den, which boasts massage chairs, a flat-screen TV with both movies and video games to choose from, plus arcade games. After each visit, patients choose prizes from our prize room, which always ends up being everyone’s favorite part of their visit!
At Michael J. Leach D.D.S Pediatric Dentistry, we take the patient experience a step further by hosting monthly in-house patient contests such as You’re On Vacation, but Your Toothbrush Isn’t, Flat Dr. Leach Contest, and Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza to name a few. Prizes range from gift cards of varying amounts to exclusive, pre-paid experiences like Atlanta Braves tickets, Six Flags passes, Legoland Discovery Center, and more. Dr. Leach also believes in thanking his patients and their families for the dedicated support over the years and hosts an annual Patient Appreciation Movie event where he rents out theaters at the local cineplex for the opening day of that year’s summer blockbuster movie; this year it was Toy Story 4! All patients and their families who attend receive complimentary tickets, popcorn, and a drink as well as a chance to win some incredible prizes.
Establishing A Dental Home
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends your child seeing a pediatric dentist by age one or by the time their first tooth erupts. This will help establish a dental home and help patients and parents feel comfortable with visiting the dentist.
Contact Our Team Today
Are you ready to schedule your child a dental health check-up or their first dental visit? Give our New Patient Coordinator a call today at 770-521-8855 or fill out an appointment request form online here.
AlpharettaMoms is proud to have Michael J. Leach D.D.S Pediatric Dentistry as a new sponsor. Our family has been lucky to know Dr. Leach and staff for a very long time. James, who is 17, saw Dr. Leach for probably 8 years and Brendan, 13, has been a patient since his first dentist appointment at a young age. What I love about Dr. Leach is that he is honest. He will let you know when your child needs braces, if your child has a tooth issue – he will be upfront about how to treat and when. Brendan has had his share of tooth issues as Dr. Leach knows and we have trusted his guidance over the years and know Brendan is in excellent hands! The staff is amazingly professional and friendly. All opinions are my own.