Choosing A Palos Heights, IL pediatric dentist is advantageous on so many levels. Children require special care to develop a healthy attitude and positive outlook about their dental visits, which can impact their smiles for a lifetime. 

Dental Office for Kids

While many general dentistry practices treat children, one of the benefits of choosing a pediatric dentist is that we designed everything in our office just for kids – from the colors to smaller treatment chairs. Pediatric dental offices feel less intimidating because they appeal to children’s senses without being overwhelming.

Our Kid-Friendly Team

Our fun and professional team is skilled at working with children of any age, including those with non-typical development, and we make their dental visits an interactive and positive experience for both kids and parents.

Personalized Dental Care for Your Child

When planning appropriate treatment for your child, age is less of a factor than their individual needs. As an approach to their dental appointment, we spend some time with each child to determine how best to begin and how well they appear to cooperate.

Rather than jumping right into a dental cleaning or exam for an anxious child, we will begin by brushing their teeth and helping them relax enough to allow Dr. Facko to look inside his or her mouth.

Fun Rewards for Kids

Each child will receive a goody bag and a prize at the end of their visit. For kids having a filling, extraction, or another type of procedure, we also have televisions in the treatment rooms to entertain them while we look after their smiles.

Communication with Parents

Your child’s dental visit is as much about caring for their oral health as it is an opportunity to sit down with parents to go over home hygiene, nutrition, and development.

We understand parents want the best for their children and often have many questions about primary (baby) teeth, secondary (permanent teeth), and how to ensure that their little one’s smile stays healthy and pain-free. 

You will find our team more than willing to discuss these topics and provide parents with invaluable information to make oral health an easy and effective part of your child’s overall wellness routine.

Community Involvement

Staying active in our community helps us get the word out about the role of oral health in your child’s overall health.

“I have lived in Palos Heights my entire life. My family still resides in town where my kids attend the local public elementary school. 

We sponsor many local activities, events, and athletic teams. We also sponsor the Palos Heights Chocolate Chase 5K every year. 

I am currently serving on the Board of Education for Palos Heights School District #128. I have previously served as a Board Member of the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists.”

- Dr. Richard Facko