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What is behavioral guidance?

With behavioral guidance, our specially-trained team members at Jerger Pediatric Dentistry can help make your child’s dental appointment go more smoothly.

Our behavioral guidance techniques include:

Telling, Showing, and Doing

We never take your child by surprise with this approach, which could harm their trust in us. Instead, we tell your child what we’re about to do, show them the instrument we will use, and complete the procedure when they’re ready for us to do so. 

Caring and Friendly Atmosphere

Our team members chose to work in pediatric dentistry because they enjoy working with children. We provide kind and gentle care in our Decatur dental office with friendly smiles and eager attitudes.

Kid-Friendly Communication

Dental terms can be confusing, even for adults. So when we talk to children in our Decatur dental practice, our team uses kid-friendly language to connect with our young patients, so they can understand why and what we’re doing. 

We also offer fun, positive reinforcement for children in our office to encourage the best oral health at home. Read more about our Smile of the Month Club and our Candy Buy Back program during the Halloween season on our Behavior Guidance page. 

Discover Behavior Guidance in Decatur, IL

As a children’s dentist in Decatur, IL, Dr. Bret Jerger offers exceptional dental care to young patients in a friendly, stress-free environment. We love meeting new patients, and we look forward to providing your little ones with excellent dental services so they can maintain a beautiful, healthy smile as they grow.

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