Our unique Dino Chair can make your child’s visit to the dentist an absolute treat!
Kids tend to feel queasy or slightly uncomfortable sitting in an adult dental chair. Can you blame them? Even if they do not have a dental phobia (yet!) it can still feel pretty intimidating lying back in an oversized chair, surrounded by strange looking gadgets, looking up at overhanging tubes and a huge bulb of light…
Dino Chair to the Rescue!
To help overcome your child’s dental anxiety in a fun and interactive way, we are happy to introduce the Dinosaur Chair! Molonglo Dental Surgery is the first dental practice in the whole of Canberra to install the Dinosaur Chair – to the delight of all our young patients!
An absolute hit with small toddlers and pre-schoolers, this brightly coloured Dinosaur-shaped Chair is designed to inject a huge dose of fun into your child’s next dental visit. It is a great impression-builder for kids making their first-ever dental visit. In addition to its many awesome features to help tackle dental phobia in a fun and non-threatening way, the Dino Chair is first and foremost a paediatric-focused innovation that paves the way for better kid-friendly treatments and successful outcomes.
At Molonglo Dental Surgery, it is important that parents feel 100% confident to leave their kids in our expert care. We take a lot of pride in our children’s dental services and it can be seen in the way we actively promote the use of minimally invasive techniques, utilise child-friendly communication tools while fostering a friendly and relaxing environment in which your kids can feel safe and secure.
The Dino Chair is a great example of us actively prioritising the needs of our young patients, especially for those who may be struggling with dental anxiety issues.
Why kids say “YES!!” to the Dinosaur Chair
Here are some of the reasons why the Dino Chair can help with your child’s fear of dental visits:
Positive Distraction: It helps to take your child’s mind off negative thoughts such as “what is the dentist going to my teeth?” The more you focus on that sense of uncertainty, the more you allow fear to creep in. With onboard toy knobs to play around with, the Dino Chair serves as that all-important positive distraction to regale your kids.
Reward for Good Behaviour: With the Dino Chair, the dental chair becomes a fun and interactive seat. What used to be an intimidating place has been turned into a cartoon-like character with fun and positive traits that all kids can identify with. Why take a “ride” on the cute Dino Chair has even been used as a reward for good behaviour! Wink wink!
Positive Association: Once your kids identify the dental clinic as a fun place to hang out, they will be far less resistant to future dental visits. Backed by award-winning character design, the Dino Chair is a creative dental innovation designed to make the dentist’s office appear more relaxing and fun to kids.
Your Child Matters at Molonglo Dental Surgery!
Our Dinosaur Chair is the only one of its kind in Canberra. It adds a bit of fun and adventure to spice up your child’s imagination on your next dental visit with us. While the coveted dino seat may be the star attraction for the little one, the idea behind installing the famous dinosaur chair in a Canberra dentist clinic means a lot more than just fun and games.
The Dino chair is one of many thoughtful children-focused ideas that we have carefully incorporated into our family clinic. Along with the cartoon-inspired decorations, thematic rooms, bright hues, toys and books, the dino chair perfectly dovetails what we call “a child’s safe haven”.
Every child has a particular space that he or she escapes to, an imaginary world in which all is well in the grand ole “kid-dom”. It may be a fossilised Jurassic adventure six million years in the making, a fairy tale of Disney proportions or a sci-fi underwater exploration. No matter where their imagination takes them, we want to come along for the ride.
The Children’s dentistry department at Molonglo Dental Surgery spends a lot of time thinking how to inspire and unlock the boundless creativity of a child’s mind. On the other side of this equation, our goal is to make the child feel he or she is in a safe place, and adults are just bigger-sized buddies that they can learn to trust, communicate with, and relate to.
Your Canberra kids dentist at Molonglo Dental Surgery will want to establish a trusting relationship right off the bat. Leaving a good first impression is critical when the kids are sizing you up. Of course, sincerity goes all the way – and the kids know that too!
Children’s teeth are sensitive just like them. During the tender years, those tiny teeth are also more vulnerable. They require extra professional care and attention. A pair of skilful hands is not enough to qualify as a kid-friendly dentist. It must be complemented with a gentle smile, caring heart and spirit of generosity.
The MDS dentists are highly experienced in treating a wide range of kid-focused treatments and protocols including preventative care, child orthodontics and sedation for kids. More importantly, our dentists are great with kids of all ages. They not only possess the clinical abilities but also a strong sense of empathy towards children. They are always prepared to calm and reassure nervous kids or regale them with stories using picture books and toys.
When the need arises, which is quite often, our dentists are also ready to coax or persuade the kids to accept treatments with positive reinforcement and a whole lot of encouragement. All in a day’s work for a kid-friendly Canberra dentist at Molonglo Dental Surgery.
More than just an original feature, the Dinosaur chair complements our work and aspirations as a Canberra dentist clinic that puts the kid first – that’s right, we want nothing but the best for our special little customers!
If your child is due for a dental check or maiden visit, there’s a Dinosaur Chair waiting at Molonglo Dental Surgery!
To book an appointment with our Kid-friendly Dentist in Molonglo Valley, contact Molonglo Dental Surgery at 02 6287 1222.