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Experts at Calming Odontophobia

Smile Reef

Experts at Calming Odontophobia

Did you know that odontophobia, the fear of dentists, is one of the most common phobias in America? According to numerous studies, an estimated 20% of adults in America avoid going to the dentist unless absolutely necessary and it is estimated that nearly 75% of adults experience some degree of fear or anxiety related to the dentist! Unfortunately, dental phobias can often be passed from parents to their kids, giving children an irrational fear of the dentist that they would not have otherwise have. These statistics are preventable; come to Smile Reef! We specialize in child psychology, special needs dentistry, and sedation procedures in order to create a pain-free, positive experience for you and your children.  Dr. Jaren Jensen works with children, treating them with respect and keeping procedures pain-free. Dr. Jensen’s goal is to give children confidence at the dentist by building trust while eliminating apprehension. The staff at Smile Reef Pediatric Dentistry understands that going to the dentist can be scary, so they worked hard to make it a fun, safe, calming experience. Come explore the Reef and see what a positive difference having an exceptional pediatric dentist can make- we guarantee smiles all around!