Welcome to Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry We provide quality dental care specifically tailored for infants, children, and adolescents and special needs patients. When it’s a pediatric dentist in Phoenix you’re after, you have few better choices than Dr. Sheppard and the rest of the team here at Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry.
At Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry, we place children first. We know that visiting the dentist is an intimidating experience for everyone, not just children. And that’s why we’ve placed special focus on creating a friendly, welcoming dentist office. Our comfortable, appealing office is a far cry from the traditional intimidating dental environment. It’s somewhere your kids can relax and feel at home.
Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry offers some of the best children’s dental services in North Phoenix. Each service is specially designed with children in mind. And that’s exactly why we’re so committed to gentle, friendly care.
So what are some of the specific services we offer? Well, for young children, few things are as important as a first dental visit. In addition to first pediatric dental visits, Dr. Sheppard and crew also specialize in dental cleaning and dental examinations. Scheduling both on a regular basis is an important part of maintaining your child’s dental health.
To find out more about Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry, please call us at (602) 223-1976. You may also contact us via our online contact page on our website.
“We tried a half dozen other dentists in Phoenix before stumbling into this office. I wish we would’ve found it sooner! Dr. Sheppard maintains a very friendly atmosphere in his dental office. It put my child (and me) immediately at ease! The entire staff is beyond friendly. Dr. Sheppard himself has such a great way with children. I wholeheartedly recommend Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry to all parents in Phoenix.”
Dr Sheppard is THE dentist of the children of Anthem. Visit any school or ask most any mom in the area and you will hear the same sentiment. "We love Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry" Look at the reviews and see for yourself. Dr Sheppard and his team offer a very special experience for you and your children when it comes to dentistry. Come check us out for yourself.
So call Sheppard Pediatric Dentistry at (602) 223-1976 for more information on our services.
“The dentist that I want to be is not a very Stuffy Professional Dentist. I want to come in high fiveing, talking with the kids and being able to have a good time with them.”
If your child has a tooth ache, do not immediately resort to using painkillers because they may not be suitable for his/her age and self medication may be harmful to the health of the child. The key is to help the child calm down, use a tooth brush to clean the tooth and floss it to remove any food debris that may have lodged in the inter-dental spaces. Add a pinch of salt to warm water and make your child rinse his/her mouth with it; this simple home remedy effectively acts against swelling and irritation. If the pain does not subside, take the child to a dental clinic. Dr Sheppard also offers professional assistance over the phone for emergencies if the clinic is closed.
It is important to note that applying pressure can effectively control bleeding. If your child’s tongue, lip or cheek is bleeding, the first step is to help him/her rinse it and then apply an ice pack with moderate pressure to control or reduce the bleeding. If the cut is small, the bleeding will stop with the help of the pressure and ice; however if it is a larger cut and continues to bleed uncontrollably, the child must be taken to the clinic immediately.
The first step is to locate the tooth; once found, it must be cleaned and reinserted into the socket without any unnecessary delay. If this is done immediately, there are high chances that the tooth will stabilize once again in its socket re-acquiring vitality. If you are hesitant in putting the tooth back into the socket yourself and need professional help, take the child to the dental clinic immediately carrying the tooth in a container immersed in milk or the child’s saliva. Remember, the sooner the tooth is placed back into its socket, the more chances of its survival. If the process is delayed, the tooth may never gain vitality in its socket again and may need to be replaced with an artificial tooth.
The human teeth are very hard, mineralized structures that cannot be fractured easily. However if subjected to a significant amount of force, such as in case of a direct trauma or fall, they can fracture or chip. If your child chips his/her tooth, the first thing to do is to clean the area or have the child rinse his/her mouth. Apply pressure with the help of a cold pack to prevent swelling and immediately rush the child to the dental clinic. If it is possible, locate the chipped fragment of the tooth and take it along. Effects of the trauma on the pulp and surrounding tissues can become permanent if immediate action is not taken.
They key in this case is to hold the jaw firmly in its place preventing any movement and rushing the child to the clinic. Dr Sheppard is available in North Phoenix even after clinic hours via pager and phone calls for professional assistance.
Dr. Sheppard and his staff are amazing. They genuinely care for your children and family. We came to Dr. Sheppard's office from a super aggressive "corporate" run pediatric dentist and it was the best decision we have made for our kids' dental health. You won't be disappointed. We love Dr. Sheppard and his staff and so will you!!
We love Dr. Sheppard and his staff. The atmosphere in the office is completely catered to kids. They have a large movie theater in the waiting room, including game consoles. Movie posters, and character cut outs are through the the building. Tvs are mounted to the ceilings so that kids can keep distracted while having their teeth cared for.
Dr. Sheppards office is awesome! I read his reviews of rateabiz and that gave me the confidence to call and have my 4 kids come in. His office is amazing for children. I mean who doesn't like gaming consoles and tvs everywhere you look, a movie theater, and the sweetest nicest staff imaginable!! Can't wait til or next apt! Each kid walked out with a crazy full goodie bag too they want to come back tomorrow thx Dr. Sheppard!
Very awesome place,my kids love this place,doctor and his helpers were very sweet and kind, you can watch a movie while you are waiting and play video games at the end kids gets prizes. Very recommend this place. Thank you all.
We love Dr. Sheppard and his staff. We've been taking our son since he was a year old and have always had the best care. We truly appreciate his patience and skill while dealing with nervous children. I have full confidence while my child is in their care. Highly recommend!
Dr Sheppard and his staff really made my Daughter and I feel very comfortable. The environment is very friendly the staff is super nice. My Daughter is very timid with strangers and Dr Sheppard really took his time to make her feel comfortable. Wish they did adults too!
Dr. Sheppard is the most honest and ethical dentist in the industry. Anthem Is fortunate to have him here.