Stephen Robirds, DDS
Stephen Robirds, DDS, of Pediatric Dental Professionals in Austin, Texas, has practiced...
Our mission is to provide a trustworthy and comfortable dental “home” for you and your family. We know that your level of comfort is directly related to our trustworthiness. We understand that each individual is just that: an individual. We believe that each child who walks into our office for pediatric or orthodontic dental care, and each adult who comes for orthodontic treatment has different areas of risk, different needs and different goals for his or her oral health.
At Pediatric Dental Professionals, you and your child are not just numbers. We treat all our patients as the individuals they are, with customized recommendations based on their unique needs as opposed to a standardized treatment plan. This happens through our pursuit of great communication, thorough information-gathering and lifelong education. Our team of dental professionals knows that these three things are essential in order to provide your family with the highest quality of dental care.
We listen. We want to know the things about your child that could affect their dental health. This may include medical conditions, prior dental experiences, current habits, and even anxiety about dental work. In order to treat your child with excellence, we listen to them first.
We gather information. Information gathering includes a visual examination, the appropriate images with both radiographs (x-rays) and close-up photos, and measurements of your child's gums. All of this information gives us a complete picture of their oral health.
We keep learning. Each provider is committed to lifelong learning and is highly trained in the latest technologies, materials and techniques in dentistry. This advanced education allows our dentists to give your family a range of treatment options to treat most dental concerns.
Your first visit at Pediatric Dental Professionals consists of three important parts:
In order to give your child the best dental care possible, we need to understand their current state of oral health. We will gather comprehensive information about their mouth, gums, teeth, and jaws through an oral evaluation by our dentist, digital images, and measurements of your child's gums. Our thorough evaluation includes assessing the health of the teeth and gums.
Your child will also get a gentle, yet thorough, professional teeth cleaning. This cleaning will remove all of the bacterial buildup from the teeth, thus giving them a “clean slate” for their home care. Professional teeth cleanings give you fresh breath, healthier gums, and a lower risk for cavities.
If the information we gather shows any dental concerns (both those you are aware of and those you may not know), we will put together a plan with multiple treatment options. The goal of dental treatment is to stop the progression of dental diseases and prevent future disease from developing. Our treatment recommendations always include educating our parents about the treatment. When you understand the dental problems, you can make good, educated decisions on which treatment option is best for your child.