We see a fair number of children in our office. If they have any anxiety, I will offer the use of Nitrous Oxide (the laughing gas). This makes for pleasant dental experiences, which in turn lead to good adult experiences!
I believe that the kindest thing we can do for our patients is to make them as comfortable as possible while in our care. I’m all about informing patients each step of the way, and try to never leave them alone, wondering “what’s next?”
The best compliment I can receive from a patient is when they say, “I feel like I was visiting my friends, rather than a dentist!” We work very hard to make that happen, as most people are fairly stressed when they come to the dental office.