To Improve Your Child's Quality of Life
Welcome to Pediatric Dentistry of Alaska. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. As specialists in Pediatric Dentistry, our doctors provide comprehensive care for infants, children and teens.
Your child can love going to the dentist—we can make it happen!
Our Offices in Palmer and Wasilla
We are dedicated to our patients and dedicated to our community. Our state of the art faciliies are specifically designed for pediatric dentistry with an emphasis on comfort and efficiency for patients, parents and staff.
The offices are equipped with the latest technologies including digital X-rays and electronic records which allow for safer procedures and convenient access. We are a prevention focused practice with an emphasis on patient education.
We want to build a long lasting, positive relationship with you and your child.
Frequently Asked Question's
"First visit by first birthday" sums it up. Your child should be seen by a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child's smile now and in the future.
Currently our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 5pm.
Absolutely! It is important we establish a positive relationship with your child, especially if he or she is fearful. Our doctors are specialists in Pediatric Dentistry, which means they are great with little ones, and kids can tell the difference.
We encourage parents to come back with their child to participate in their appointment.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene. Your pediatric dentist will let you know the best appointment schedule for your child.
We accept most major dental insurance plans including Medicaid and Denali KidCare and are in-network with many other plans as well.
Already one of our families?
Very impressed with the fast and friendly service provided with my granddaughter today! The dentist (Bradley) and his assistant were amazing with Taylor. She was right in and out without any fussing. The overall visit was amazing. Clean and friendly atmosphere. Would definitely refer friends and family.
- Google Review
Wow! Great people and great facility! Very clean and modern everything! TVs on the ceiling/wireless headphones help kids relax for treatment. All of the doctors & assistants are terrific with kids! The front desk staff even helped with my little one while my older got a filling! Above & beyond! Thank you!
- Google Review
My son is terrified of any type of Dr. Dr. Booth is amazing! The whole staff helps my son not be so scared. It's wonderful to find a dentist that truly wants to make each and every visit as easy as possible. Thank you Dr and staff! 💛💜💙💚
I do also want to add that my son had to have general anesthesia dental work, it went very well. Yes it is costly but the fact that my son was in no pain and not scared was well worth any dollar amount. And our insurances covered it all.
- Google Review
The dentists and hygienists are always friendly and efficient. They were packed, every exam area was filled, in preparation of back to school. I had two children being seen for cleanings. Our hygienist (if I remember correctly, her name was Wilma) was fantastic. There was some mixed communication and my younger child was left waiting without a hygienist. Wilma checked on his status and finished my older child and immediately moved over to my younger child. Every experience has been top notch. I just wish it wasn't so difficult to get an appointment at sought after times!
- Google Review
Interested in joining our team? We are a growing practice and applications are available upon request. EEO.
Important Dental Tips
Pediatric dentists are committed to continuing education. It is the only way they can provide you with the finest pediatric dental care available.
Parents should start brushing their children’s teeth as soon as the teeth begin to appear. It is also a good idea to use a damp cloth to wipe their gums before the teeth even erupt. When brushing your child’s teeth, always use a soft or extra soft-bristled brush.
We encourage the brushing of teeth with appropriate amounts of fluoride toothpaste defined as a smear, or grain of rice sized amount for children less than three, and no more than a pea sized amount for children ages three to six.
Dentists and hygienists recommend that you replace your child’s toothbrush every three to four months or when the bristles appear worn. A worn toothbrush may clean ineffectively and harm their gums.
A child should begin flossing when two teeth erupt next to each other, to prevent cavities from forming in-between. Flossing is especially important for the molars, as they are usually closer to each other than the front teeth and often where the first interproximal cavities begin.
Sending your child to bed with a juice or milk-filled bottle might be causing serious decay in their delicate primary teeth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that bottles at bedtime should be filled with water only. If your child goes to sleep while feeding, use a wet washcloth or gauze pad to gently wipe off the gums and teeth.
Patterns of primary tooth eruption can vary from child to child. However, there are usually 8 incisors present by the first year. Usually by three years of age all 20 of the primary teeth are present.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child see a dentist by his or her first birthday. Although this might seem young, it is important that newly erupted primary teeth receive the appropriate care from the beginning.