DFC Kids

Meet Erica, Our Dental Assistant

Erica joined the practice in 2014 as a registered and certified dental assistant shortly after finishing her training at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. Erica has always had a passion for working with children but had different plans for her future career. She originally planned on becoming a computer technician. However, Erica began noticing

COVID-19

UPDATED: 05-11-2020 FORMS: COVID-19 Patient Disclosure Form COVID-19 Acknowledgment of Risk Form UPDATED PROTOCOL: The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed everyone’s lives from education and work to grocery shopping and errands.  Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits

A Good Book Can Make You Smile

At Dentistry for Children, oral health is about more than just clean teeth and healthy gums—it’s also about creating reasons to smile. We believe one of the best ways to inspire imagination and happiness in children is through reading, so we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite grin-inducing books. Enjoy! Little Blue

A Healthy Mouth Begins Before Birth

My life irrevocably changed when my wife Lindsey gave birth to our first child, Benjamin. As a pediatric dentist, I have spent countless hours studying oral health and caring for other people’s children. Pediatric dentistry is my passion—one that’s even more meaningful to me now that I have a child of my own. Pregnancy, birth

Tooth Be Told: Dental Care Resources for Parents

From kid-friendly videos to dental trauma guidelines, the list below includes our favorite dental health resources for parents. Use the information and tips you find here to help your children develop great habits and create beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime! 2min2x.org This website helps parents encourage their children to brush for two minutes,

Keep Calm and Handle the Dental Emergency

Dental traumas are often much harder on parents than they are on kids. When an accident or dental emergency occurs or an issue arises, it’s best to call your pediatric dentist right away. They’ll help you figure out how to respond and keep your child comfortable until staff are available to provide care, and if

Good Snack Foods for More Than Great Thoughts

“I WANT A SNACK!” Parents everywhere hear this chorus from their children often throughout the day, especially now that summer is in full swing and families are taking a break from normal school schedules to enjoy outdoor sports, evening bonfires and weekend trips to the lake. Families need these more relaxed times. They give parents

The Tooth Fairy is a Businesswoman With a Briefcase

If you ask eight-year-old Vivian about the Tooth Fairy, she has plenty to say…and draw. In fact, her artwork was the winner of our February Tooth Fairy Tales contest on Facebook. “I think of the Tooth Fairy as a businesswoman because she has to be professional to get all of the teeth, and she needs