• 195 S. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450
  • Pediatric Dentist Phone : (201) 652-7020
  • Orthodontic Phone Number: (201) 652-7024
  • 21-00 Morlot Plaza Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
  • Pediatric Dentist Phone : (201) 794-1906

Behavior Management

Behavior Management

At Pediatric Dental Associates, we offer a wide range of behavior management techniques. At one end of the spectrum is the traditional “tell-show-do” technique. During this visit we encourage our patients and often parents to participate in a step by step explanation and exploration of the procedures to be done.

All other behavior management techniques include the discussion of sedation or anesthesia. For the mildly anxious child, we offer NITROUS OXIDE (ie laughing gas). If a child exhibits a higher level of anxiety, ORAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION is discussed. Beyond that , GENERAL ANESTHESIA, at HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER is an option.

Please note that is all cases we at PDA, take all forms of behavior management seriously. All families are encouraged to schedule a consultation to review the pros and cons of each level of sedation. A thorough conversation focuses on the details of each modality, placing great value on INFORMED CONSENT. Questions are ALWAYS encouraged!

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Got My Developmentally Disabled child to Come without Fear and Brush and Floss.  We have loved Dr. Pattison from my son’s age 5 through young adulthood. She took extra care to ensure my non-verbal son is not afraid of “the chair,” gets his xrays he needed, and always feels welcome and appreciated. The result is, while some of his non verbal peers will not see a dentist and need general anesthesia for anything, my son looks forward to seeing his dentist. Not to the procedures, but to seeing her!

Laura Weinberg

Great with my 5 year old daughter! Very professional, yet kind to kids! We Love Dr. Zimmer! As always our trip to the dentist was a pleasure. My daughter is actually excited for our next visit. I attribute this to the amazing Dr. Zimmer.

Hilary A

My teeth feel terrific after my visit. I have been seeing Dr. Patison and Carmile for many years and they take good care of my teeth. They are always so caring, compassionate and kind. I feel very comforatable during my visit with them. They give a very complete examination. They are the best!

Courtney Riley