Pediatric Dentistry

At Des Moines River Dental Care, no patient is too young or too old to be seen. We welcome children from the time that their first baby teeth come in, most commonly around their first birthday. Educating caregivers is the most significant role that we play in a young child’s dental care. Early positive decisions made on behalf of a child can lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Developing trust with children in the dental chair is another key to future successful treatment. If the first interaction with a dentist is when a child has a severe toothache, the chances of that child continuing to have a fear of dentists are much higher.

Dr. Villiard’s gentle touch and soft-spoken nature allow him to help children overcome their fear most often. He is proud to be able to complete most of the treatment that children need right here at his clinic.