At Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry, our mission is to provide young patients with a friendly, safe environment where dental care is a learning experience for both patients and parents. By prioritizing your child’s comfort and understanding of effective oral hygiene, pediatric dentist Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman is able to create positive dental experiences for children of all ages. Located in Middletown, our dental practice is pleased to offer kid-friendly care for children and patients with special needs from throughout Sullivan and Orange Counties.
The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry
Many adult oral habits are a result of habits developed during childhood and early adolescence. Consequently, many of the oral issues that adults face, such as bite problems, chronic infections, and dental anxiety can be traced to dental interactions patients undergo as children. Maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile during adulthood begins with implementing the right hygiene techniques early on through dental care specially tailored for children’s smiles.
Unlike adult general dentistry, pediatric dentistry requires additional specialized training in order to fully address dental issues that can affect developing smiles. A graduate of Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman has over 14 years of experience protecting the smiles of children as young as six months and as old as 18 years.
In addition to children’s dentistry, our Orange County pediatric dentist also specializes in providing effective dental care for children with special needs. Through our emphasis on creating a safe space for all children, our children’s dentist is able to provide all patients with a friendly environment where they can feel comfortable receiving dental care.
Children’s Dentistry in Orange County
For children, becoming comfortable in a dental office can take some time. To help children become comfortable receiving dental care and undergoing treatments, the dental team at Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry goes at your child’s pace, allowing them to become accustomed to dental care before undergoing any procedures.
Our pediatric dentist uses kid-friendly language and hands-on demonstrations to help children understand their dental procedures. Through this personalized approach to creating positive dental experiences, Dr. Waldman is able to keep a close eye on changing dentitions and work with parents to make sure their child is receiving the right support to keep their smile strong and healthy. If your child is showing signs that more extensive care will be required in the future, we work with local dental specialists to provide long-term solutions.
Visit your Local Children’s Dentist Today
Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to helping your child achieve a beautiful, healthy smile at every age. Welcoming both new and existing patients, we encourage you to peruse our website to learn more about our dental team, state-of-the-art practice, and available preventive and restorative treatments. Contact Dr. Waldman and her team today to schedule your child’s next dental appointment.