Plainville Dentist Continues Providing Oral Health Services to Area Day Cares
- January 25, 2016
PLAINVILLE, CT – A Plainville family dental office will continue to volunteer as the consulting dental practice for local day cares in 2016.
Gentle Dental Care, operated by Dr. Thomas Peltzer, works with day care directors to answer questions and concerns regarding dental health issues and also educates the children about best oral health practices. The office is also available to handle any dental emergencies with parental consent.
“We love going out and spending time with these little guys; they are a breath of fresh air,” Dr. Peltzer said. “It’s great for us, and it gives us a chance to show these kids how to take care of their teeth. We can also show them that dentistry doesn’t have to be scary.”
Dr. Peltzer and his team have volunteered their time and resources to the local day cares for 15 years. Gentle Dental Care hands out dental hygiene items at the day cares and works with parents to establish great oral health routines for the children.
Dr. Peltzer also reviews the centers’ dental health policies and provides recommendations and improvements to the directors.
“It’s important for us to teach children about the importance of healthy teeth and gums as early as we can,” Dr. Peltzer said. “By working with these local day cares, we hope to start the children’s oral health care off on the right foot and make the community a healthier place.”
Dr. Peltzer is trained in all phases of dentistry, including oral surgery, preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, gum disease treatment and root canals. Dr. Peltzer uses dental implants to replace missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. Dental implants nearly mimic natural teeth and can be restored with individual crowns or dentures.
Dr. Peltzer earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University and graduated at the top of his class at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. While he was establishing his Plainville dental practice, Dr. Peltzer served at University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine as clinical faculty.
As a child, Dr. Peltzer had a terrible dental experience that left him afraid of the dentist for years. Once he decided to become a dentist, he vowed to learn gentle and compassionate dental practices that would ease patients’ pains and fear. Dr. Peltzer is considered one of the country’s leading experts in dental sedation and dental anesthesia and has completed hundreds of hours in continuing education on sedation every year.
Dr. Peltzer is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and Academy of Laser Dentistry and has earned his Fellowship in Dental Anesthesiology. Dr. Peltzer also has spent the last 15 years as one of just a few dentists in the world to practice as a member of the Clinical Research Associates.
Dr. Peltzer was recognized as one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America for Dental Excellence in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
To learn more about ways to cure dental fear with sedation dentistry, visit Dr. Peltzer’s website at www.connecticutsedationdentist.com or call the office at 860-479-2397.