Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

At A Safari Dental, we offer general and restorative pediatric dentistry services, as well as basic orthodontic and braces services. We provide the most comprehensive pediatric dental services to the Trinity / New Port Richey / Odessa / Hudson / Palm Harbor / East Lake / Spring Hill / Tarpon Springs / Holiday areas. Whether your child visits the children's dentist for the first time at A Safari Dental, you are seeking care following a recent visit to another practitioner or you need a new place of service for a child used to regular dental visits, we hope you will call us your dental home.

Our Pediatric Dental Services

We provide a full range of pediatric dental services here at A Safari Dental to ensure that all of our young patients receive comprehensive dental care. In addition to conducting initial examinations to assess a child's oral health, parents can also take their children to A Safari Dental for regular cleanings, during which Dr. Frank Pettinato and his team will polish and remove any plaque from the surface of teeth. We also conduct fluoride treatments during cleaning appointments to help protect a child's enamel and prevent the development of cavities.

Additionally, we use digital X-ray technology to help screen for dental diseases, as well as monitor the position and development of incoming teeth. We care deeply about our young patients' safety, which is why we rely on digital x-ray technology that emits 90% less radiation than typical film digital x-ray machines. Furthermore, to help better protect against cavity development, we can also administer easy-application sealants that don't require any numbing.

We recommend that children have a recall examination six months after their initial examination to continue proactive monitoring and diagnoses, as well as conduct another cleaning.

A Safari Dental can also accommodate children in need of custom mouth guards to protect against sports injuries.

Restorative Procedures

Should your child be in need of restorative procedures to address a cavity or oral health issue, at A Safari Dental, we can provide:

  • White and Amalgam Fillings
  • Space Maintainers
  • Pulpotomy
  • Stainless Steel Crowns
  • White Crowns for Front Teeth

Our Orthodontic Services

For over 14 years, Dr. Pettinato has been improving smiles with braces and orthodontic procedures. Dr. Pettinato possesses extensive training in the most advanced orthodontic techniques, and is able to offer A Safari Dental patients exceptional care and results. With braces, children are better able to chew, bite, and achieve jaw alignment, and proportions between the teeth, face, and lips are improved. This can help children gain valuable confidence and self-esteem. Schedule a free orthodontics consultation with A Safari Dental today to determine if your child could benefit from braces.

Special Offers and Coupons

A Safari Dental frequently offers discounts and coupons for many of our pediatric dental services. These may include free exams and x-rays for new patients, discounts for teeth whitening, free consultations for braces, and more. Check out the specials offers and coupons we currently provide and contact us for an appointment today!

The A Safari Dental Difference

What makes A Safari Dental's pediatric dental services different from those offered by other dental practices? Children from New Port Richey and numerous surrounding areas continue to visit A Safari Dental for bi-annual check-ups, orthodontics, and restorative procedures for a host of reasons.

A Specialty in Pediatric Care

Just like a pediatrician, a pediatric dentist offers a different level of care and expertise when it comes to the health and well-being of young children. Our New Port Richey child's dentist Dr. Frank maintains extensive training in pediatric oral development, which enables him to more effectively treat young patients and more readily identify potential issues. The care that children receive from a pediatric dentist is simply far more customized than that of most general dentists, who see a range of patients of varying age levels each and every day.

Additionally, a pediatric dentist like Dr. Frank understands how to connect with young patients and make them feel at ease in the dentist's office. Young children can experience fear and anxiety during their first few visits to the office when they are unsure of what to expect. Dr. Frank's education and training, as well as his nearly 15 years of experience, allows him to quickly build rapport with young patients and put any fears or anxiety at ease. A Safari Dental's support team further specializes in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere by connecting with young patients, explaining procedures in an accessible manner, and answering any questions they may have. We also understand that sometimes a parent's presence is the best way to make a child feel completely at ease, which is why we always allow parents to join their child in our patient rooms.

A Welcoming Environment

A Safari Dental also strives to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere with an office space that's designed with our young patients in mind. Our walls are adorned with engaging murals of safari landscapes and our waiting room features a variety of games and toys for young patients to enjoy while they wait. Patients can also watch TV programming during cleanings and examinations for additional entertainment and relaxation. We strive to provide our patients with an exceptional level of comfort.

Experience the A Safari Dental difference for by scheduling an appointment for your child at (727) 834-8585 today!

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Meet Your Dentist!

Dr. Frank Pettinato II
  • Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Masters in Science Degree
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry