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Gentle Pediatric Dentistry

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Welcome to Behind the Smile Dentistry for Children

At Behind the Smile Dentistry for Children, everything we do revolves around our patients. Dr. Eric Downey, Dr. Carolyn Muckerheide, Dr. Ashley Schaaf, and our team emphasize comfort, reassurance, and gentleness in all we do. While we offer modern, proven pediatric dental care, it is always delivered with compassion and without pain. Our office environment is warm and friendly, immediately putting even the most timid patient at ease. We stress preventive dental practices, teaching children at an early age the importance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy and strong. No child’s dental needs are the same as those of any other child. Therefore, we develop custom treatment plans for each young patient, involving parent and patient in the decision-making process, ensuring that we create a plan that is effective and timely.

Some of the pediatric dental care services we provide are:

  • Dental Exams & Cleanings
  • Digital X-rays
  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Sedation
    • Nitrous Oxide
    • Moderate Sedation
    • IV Sedation
    • Hospital Dentistry
  • Extractions
  • Treatment for Occlusal Disease
  • Treatment for Traumatic Dental Injuries
  • Sports Dentistry
    • Mouthguards
    • Sports Injuries
  • Emergency Care
    • Bitten Lip or Tongue
    • Problems with Braces or Retainers
    • Broken, Chipped, Fractured, or Displaced Tooth
    • Toothaches
    • Trapped Debris

Behind the Smile Dentistry for Children offers two practice locations, providing easy accessibility to our pediatric dental patients. Our Murrayhill dental office  is located in Beaverton, OR and our Amberglen dental office is in Hillsboro, OR. We welcome patients from Portland, Tigard, Sherwood, and surrounding communities. For more information about our dental care for children and adolescents, and to schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric dentists, please call.

Dr. Downey, Dr. Muckerheide, Dr. Schaaf, and our team look forward to meeting your child and helping them on their way to a healthy, beautiful smile.