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Pediatric Dentist San Jose

Pediatric Dentistry

The pediatric dentistry dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. At Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems.

Alfonse Doan, D.D.S.

Dr. Doan obtained his D.D.S. degree from UCLA School of Dentistry and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry (NYUCD). He has over two years of work experience in private practice.

He finds great joy in caring for children in both his personal life as uncle to his nine nieces and nephews and professional life as a pediatric dentist. He has taken full advantage of the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Program at NYUCD to gain extensive clinical and didactic training encompassing behavior management, trauma, conscious sedation, full-mouth rehabilitation under general anesthesia, management of special needs patients, comprehensive orthodontic assessment and interceptive treatment. He has also completed the qualifying exam from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and will pursue a board certification in the near future.

He is described as a flexible hard working collegial person who easily develops an excellent rapport with patients, their parents, staff members and colleagues alike. He is highly adaptive and driven to be efficient at providing high quality dental care to all children.

Education

New York University College of Dentistry, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry
University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional Memberships

Candidate for American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

 

Professional Licensure & Certification
Oral Conscious sedation Certificate
California Dental Board Licensure
Controlled Substance Registration Certificate
Pediatric Advance Life Support

Outreach & Community Service

Distant Outreach – served from 2008- 2011 in Malwi, Africa; Nicaragua, Central America; Honduras, Central America; Circle Village, Alaska

Local Outreach – served from 2005-2009 in Give Kids A Smile Day, USC/UCLA Children’s Mobile Dental Clinic, Special Olympics, Special Smile, Boys and Girls Club Halloween Dental Carnival, Habitat for Humanity, Venice Dental Clinic

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San Jose Pedodontist – Your Child’s First Visit

Your Child’s First Visit
Children’s Dentistry

During the excitement of your child’s first year of development, you may not be thinking much about his or her teeth. But it’s important that your child see a pedodontist at Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers – Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. early. Children should see a child dentist either within 6 months after their first tooth emerges through the gum (usually at 6 to 8 months) or by their first birthday. This early visit gives the pedodontist a chance to examine any existing teeth for decay and to look for any potential problems. It also gives the pedodontist an opportunity to educate parents. The San Jose pedodontist at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S.,Inc may talk to you about:

Good oral hygiene and cavity prevention
Fluoride needs
Oral habits
Preventing trauma
Developmental milestones
Non-nutritive sucking
Oral habits
Teething
Proper nutrition

After this first visit, the pedodontist will suggest a schedule of periodic checkups. While many children see their dentists every six months, some require more frequent observation.

Some health conditions require the child to take antibiotics before and after treatment to avoid certain bacterial infections. In addition, some medical or dental conditions can make the child more susceptible to dental problems, so the pedodontist may suggest more frequent visits.