Gentle pediatric dentistry in East Norriton, PA.
We are all about kids! Visit our convenient location in East Norriton Township, PA.
502 W Germantown Pike, Suite 100
East Norriton, PA 19403
Book your appointment and complete your paperwork online!
As mother ourselves, we understand that family life is busy. We don't want to feel like an added burden so we do our best to help by offering early morning and evening appointment times.
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Do You Have a Dental Emergency?
We understand that accidents and incidents can happen at any point – especially with kids. If your child has knocked out a tooth or is experiencing significant pain, then please call us at Farm Park Pediatric Dentistry.
We’ll do our best to see you the same day or book you an appointment ASAP! We can also provide some over-the-phone advice to manage the situation before you come into the office.
Dr. Okoh is second to none with her training and skill. You will be happy at this practice and your children will have an amazing dental experience.
Lisel B. (Patient's Mom)
- We go to a dentist. What makes a pediatric dentist so special?
Pediatric dentists take an extra two to three years to focus exclusively on the oral health, growth, and development of children. Just like a pediatrician is a doctor specific for children, a pediatric dentist is a dentist specific to children.
Not all dentists that treat kids are pediatric dentists, and not all pediatric dentists are board-certified. By no means is this required, but it was important for Dr. Okoh to achieve the highest level of accreditation to care for your child. Dr. Okoh is a Board-Certified Pediatric DentistLearn more about our dentist through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD)Opens a new window to the ABPD website, which means she took steps further to go through a rigorous training and a voluntary examination process to receive the highest possible credentials within the field of pediatric dentistry.
The board certification provides assurance to the public that the dental care being provided is based on the standards of excellence that lead to the highest quality of oral healthcare for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. For more information, visit www.abpd.orgOpens a new window to the website
- Am I allowed to be in the room with my child?
Of course! All we ask is that our team gets the opportunity to work with your child. A lot of times, parents are trying to be helpful, but sometimes they are inadvertently creating more anxiety in their children. For example, a parent that keeps asking their child, “Are you ok?” might make the child think, “Why does my mom/dad keep asking me if I am ok? Am I in danger?”
We will find ways to allow the parents to speak, but it’s always in a way to show that you, your child, and our team are all part of the same team. (As they say, “teamwork makes the dreamwork.”) Sometimes on very anxious children, Dr. Okoh may ask the parent to stand out of eyesight of the child, but you are still able to observe and listen. In rare cases, it is best for parents to be out of the room so that Dr. Okoh can gain the attention of your child.
- Can my child's grandparent or a caregiver bring in my child in my place during a visit?
We request a letter stating who the accompanying adult and their relationship to your child is. We ask that requests state who is bringing in the child and their relationship to the child with the date and authorization for them to transport to and from our practice. If any treatment is needed, then a legal guardian will be the only one that may sign for treatment. Our team will call each parent afterward and review all findings with them.
- We don't believe in fluoride. Can we choose not to use it?
We understand this is a controversial topic. All we ask is that we have a conversation about it. Our staff is here to discuss and work with you to see what best suits your child. If you ultimately refuse it, Dr. Okoh and her team will make other recommendations for your child.
- Trying to brush my kid's teeth is like a wrestling match. What can I do to make it easier?
Start young and help your little one understand that dental care can’t hurt them. Introduce toothbrushes and floss in a non-threatening manner at a young age, so they know it is not dangerous. Also, remember that young children learn by playing. Let them watch you brush your teeth or even let them brush your teeth (maybe wear safety goggles just in case!).
Chat with our team when you visit for some practical tips and advice!
- How long after a procedure can my child start eating/brushing again?
Your child can eat as soon as the numbing wears off, especially if your child is a little one. We recommend veggie smoothies, yogurt, or sugar-free popsicles if the patient is still numb. You may be surprised that your child will be able to eat more comfortably than you expected. However, if your child is numb, please avoid foods that require chewing during that time as it may cause self-inflicted trauma.
Once your child’s work has been completed, it is crucial to start a great oral hygiene regimen at home. We want to focus on a preventative strategy as the basis for excellent oral health. Clean your child’s teeth as tolerated. If your child’s gums are sore from a procedure, try light brushing and a warm salt water rinse.
If your child has had an extraction, please avoid the extraction area for at least 24 hours and brush the other areas. Remember not to spit after an extraction, so let the toothpaste and spit fall out of your child’s mouth like a bubbling waterfall (remember to speak the language of your child too).