7315 Merchant Court
Sarasota, FL 34240

Children have specific dental needs that vary greatly from that of an adult patient.  Dental treatment in children can be challenging at times.  Dr. Santos has been trained to asses your child’s developmental level, dental attitudes and temperament to predict reaction to treatment.  Her goal is to build trust and reduce anxiety.

Some children have a level of anxiety that prevents good coping skills.  They may be particularly fearful of dental treatment due to previous experiences, oral aversion, hyper-sensitivity to sensory, visual and auditory input, fear of pain and fear of the unknown.  Some children have special healthcare needs that limit their ability to accept dental treatment in a conventional fashion.  Patients that present with this type of difficulties can benefit from dental treatment under sedation.  The goals of sedation are to facilitate quality care while promoting a safe environment and a positive psychological response to treatment.  

As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Santos has the training and experience necessary to provide you with different sedation alternatives for your child to include: Nitrous Oxide, IV Sedation and Hospital Dentistry.

Nitrous OxideIV Sedation
Hospital Dentistry