Have you ever wished there were a way to introduce your child to good dental care without just plopping them in the dentist’s chair and hoping for the best? Well, now there is! With our Decatur Learning Lab, your child will learn about taking care of their smile in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Your child will benefit by:Kids Get Excited for Dentistry Read Transcript
We felt that there was perhaps a missing segment in educating the young to take care of their oral health. We instituted what are called learning labs, which are just modules of education for kids. Kids can learn themselves, not just us preaching or Mom preaching, how to take better care of their teeth. We feel like learning labs help our kids know better about what to do for their oral health than if we gave them a sheet and said, read this or preach to them. We think it's very important for children to get in the habit of taking care of their teeth, and really just being conscious of oral health because that sets them for life, especially young kids. As they move into teenage, they have some basic information, some basic concepts that they can carry through with them through college and own into adulthood.
We feel like the learning lab concept is important to develop children's confidence in their ability to take care of themselves, and to have some tools to work with for better oral care and really better general health. The most rewarding thing about seeing kids experience the learning labs and get into a good oral care routine is that their oral health improves. Then we try to always affirm that improvement so that we will encourage them to continue that throughout their lives.
- A hands-on approach to learning about oral care
- One-on-one interaction with our team members
- Getting the “inside scoop” on preventive dental care
- Leaving our office wanting to take good care of their teeth
Set your child up for dental success! Call us today at 256-274-8680 to schedule them for a Hands-On Learning Lab visit. Our office is located at 2012 Danville Park Drive SW, close to several schools including Julian Harris Elementary, Woodmeade Elementary, Austinville Elementary, and Cedar Ridge Middle.
Start Your Child on the Road to Great Dental Health
At Charles F. Betts, Jr., D.M.D. Family Dentistry, we love taking care of kids’ smiles! We understand how important it is to get your little ones started off right with good oral care. Teaching them early on about how to take care of their teeth will put them on the path to a lifetime of great smiles.
That’s why we’re proud to offer Hands-On Learning Lab™. Working with kids one-on-one in a friendly, relaxed setting goes a long way toward instilling good oral hygiene habits in them. During these special appointments, your child will:
- Get to wear a lab coat just like Dr. Betts so they feel “grown up”
- Be introduced to our team members so they know a few familiar faces
- See the special tools we use every day to take care of our patients’ teeth
- Learn tips on how to brush and floss so they can keep their smiles healthy
- Take part in demonstrations to “paint” their teeth to reveal how much plaque is on them
- Receive instruction on making good nutrition choices
- Find out about dentistry as a career choice
Our dedicated team loves working with kids, and we’ll do all we can to help them learn about their teeth and how to take good care of them.
Give your child a healthy perception of dental care and help them enjoy coming to the dentist! Call us today at 256-274-8680 to schedule them for a Decatur Learning Lab visit.