To help your child have a full and productive visit, we also have private rooms for exams and offer sedation options such as laughing gas (laughing gas) and I.V. general anesthesia if treatment is necessary.
While we care for children with many different special needs, we are especially aware of the unique needs of children who are on the autism spectrum. Our overall approach doesn't change, but the treatment plan may be slightly different to accommodate any issues you may be facing at home; e.g., brushing, flossing, dietary concerns and addressing aversions to food textures and tastes, etc. We are always empathetic to the needs of the caregiver as well as the child and show support in any way we can.
Dr. Chu enjoys working with children and helping them understand the importance of good oral health care. He understands the energy and curiosity that all children possess and will use this to make your child's experience fun and educational. Very few dentists can turn a dental visit into a fun visit quite like Dr. Chu can.
In the area where the local anesthetic is placed, the tongue, teeth, lip and surrounding tissue will be numb or asleep. Often, children do not understand the effects of local anesthesia, and may chew, scratch, suck, or play with the numb lip, tongue, or cheek. These actions can cause minor irritations or they can be severe enough to cause swelling and abrasions to the tissue.
Laughing gas is a blend of two gases, laughing gas and oxygen. When it is inhaled, it has a calming effect on children. The relaxed state it produces in the patient allows him/her to respond more favorably to treatment. Laughing gas/oxygen is very safe. Your child will remain fully awake and alert and can respond easily to stimuli. It is eliminated quickly from the body with normal breathing.
All 4 Kids Pediatric Dentistry opened its flagship office in Hesperia, CA, in October 2010. Our Apple Valley location opened in March 2015. We see infants as young as six months old and treat patients with special needs. Our on-site board-certified anesthesiologist delivers IV sedation for complex procedures so that every child can have a positive dental experience.
Dr. Brian Chu is a dedicated dentist that wants your child to look forward to visiting his office. He will ensure each visit to All 4 Kids Pediatric Dentistry is enjoyable and pleasant for your child, whether it is the first visit or one of many. Dr. Chu enjoys working with children and helping them understand the importance of good oral health care. He understands the energy and curiosity that children possess and will use this to make your child's experience fun and educational. Very few dentists can turn a dental visit into a fun visit quite like Dr. Chu can.
Dr. Chu received his D.D.S. degree in 2003 from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry located in Loma Linda, California. He was in private practice as a general cosmetic dentist for three years, then went on to complete his pediatric dental specialty training in 2008 at Cornell University affiliated-St. Barnabas Hospital in New York. He is a board certified pediatric dentist with the ABPD (American Board of Pediatric Dentistry).
When your child is not spending time in the office with Dr. Chu, they will be with his friendly yet highly professional staff. Dr. Chu takes pride in the fact that each member of his staff has the same love for children and desire to teach them good dental care while providing them with a visit that is fun, pleasant and enjoyable. Whether it's books, toys or just one-on-one time spent with your child, the entire staff is committed to making sure everything about your child's visit is fun. From the moment you and your child walk through the doors at All 4 Kids Pediatric Dentistry, you will experience a friendly and courteous staff dedicated to making your child smile and ensuring he/she continues having a happy, healthy smile throughout their lives!
Dr. Chu is married with 2 children - a son and a daughter. When he's not in the office, Dr. Chu enjoys spending time with his family and attending his children's sporting events and activities. Next to spending time with his family, making dentistry fun for kids is what he enjoys most
Dr. Meghanne received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007 from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. While in dental school she was awarded the International College of Dentists Leadership Award and The American Academy of Oral Medicine Award for Excellence and Achievement in Oral Medicine. Following graduation she entered private practice as a general dentist.She discovered after two years as a general dentist that her true passion was treating children, so she then pursued further education. In 2011 she completed a 2 year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She earned a Master of Science in Dentistry Degree along with her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.
In 2012 Dr. Meghanne completed her Board Certification through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She always looks forward to attending continuing education courses to further her education to provide the best treatment for your child.
Dr. Meghanne is proud to be a member of The American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Meghanne loves spending time with her husband, Justin, and their two children, Jude and Marlowe. Being a mom and working full-time keeps her pretty busy, but in her spare time she looks forward to family bike rides and baking with her kids.
Dr. Shin received her dental degree from Loma Linda University and continued her training at LLU to specialize and received her Masters of Science in Dentistry in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Shin loves working with children and actively participating in their oral health care. She believes that every child deserves a healthy and happy smile starting at a young age. A key part of her practice philosophy is the idea of prevention is the best medicine, and that dental decay can be prevented from a young age with the proper regimen at home and regular dental visits. Dr. Shin strives to incorporate this philosophy with all her patients and will encourage a transparent and informative discussion with the parents and caretakers to facilitate a great experience for your child in the oft-unfamiliar dental environment.
In her free time outside of the excitement of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Shin enjoys exploring the great outdoors, traveling to interesting locales around the world to experience different cultures and food scenes, and spending quality time with her family and friends!
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