Unfamiliar environments and unknown people always causes concern and fear in children, let alone adults. Bringing young children to the dental surgery is always a difficult and sometimes stressful experience for all those involved (parents, dentist and dental staff alike). Establishing a positive dental experience at a young age blossoms to a healthy future.
The Healthy Smile 4 Kids program is an initiative started by Dr Simon Lee. After seeing hundreds of children under his care and being frustrated by the number of children who did not know the basics to proper oral hygiene, he decided to create this program.
The Healthy Smile 4 Kids program involves reaching out to local child care centres and teaching the children the fundamentals for a healthy smile – proper oral hygiene techniques and dietary awareness. We have found that by interacting and having fun with the children outside of a dental environment, increases their familiarity with Dr Simon Lee. This sets up a positive foundation for future dental visits and providing a substantial benefit for life.
The Healthy Smile 4 Kids program also involves educating child care centre staff, health professionals and parents through monthly seminars run in our seminar room. We educate and discuss topics which are not traditionally dental in origin such as snoring, sleep disordered breathing, development and growth, but are actually dental problems – hence emphasising our point and uniqueness in practicing holistic dentistry.
Some of the child care centres we visit include:
If your child attends a child care centre near the Mascot/ Rosebery/ Kingsford/ Kensington/ Brighton-Le-Sands/ Monterey/ Sans Souci area and would like to be involved, please contact us.