Welcome to Febres Dentistry for Children, P.A., the office of Dr. Maria Carolina Febres and Dr. Carolina Chapellin. Our practice is home not only to your family's first dental visit, but also healthy smiles! We are a leading pediatric dental practice in Houston, Texas. Superior oral health is vital for a child's development, and we're here to help every step of the way!
We are committed to making your child's first dental visit a pleasant and comfortable one. Our mission is to treat every single child as if they were part of our own family! Children are served in a compassionate, active and fun environment while receiving the best treatment available! We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. We are excited to have the privilege to tend to your child's dental health and provide the best preventive care and treatment possible.
Early Dental Care
We love children, and we have the knowledge and experience needed to provide your family with child-friendly dental care. You can rest assured that we will work hard to make sure your family's dental experiences with us are positive ones!
Establishing a Dental Home early in life can help protect your child's smile for life. Every dental visit is an opportunity to review proper dental hygiene habits and to build a trusting relationship with your doctor. If a child develops cavities or has a dental emergency, he/she will be already familiar with our dental care. This will help reduce the anxiety and negative memories that may arise from this experience. Prevention is the key. Don't wait until your child complaints about tooth pain to see a dentist. Our pediatric dentist sees patients since they are 6 months old (or once the first teeth has erupted) until they are ready to go to college!
We want your dental experience to be comfortable and relaxing, which is why we specialize in gentle sedation dentistry procedures. With our advanced equipment and techniques, you'll be amazed how comfortable a dental procedure can be!
There are different forms of sedation to meet each child's needs. At our office we offer Oral Sedation to help our children cope with anxiety or restlessness due to treatment. IV sedation (or deep sedation) is offered in cases when the child does not cooperate at all or for special needs children. There are 2 options for IV sedation. Parents can choose the in-office option which is coordinated with an anesthesiologist that comes to our office. Currently, Dr Sherrell from Anesthesia Alternatives provides this service. The second option is through the Texas Children's Hospital, West Campus. This latter option is usually for patients that have Medicaid/Chips insurance, and its availability depends on the dates offered by the hospital.
Our practice strives to make this new journey for your child a fun and rewarding experience. There is no doubt – your child's path to optimal dental health starts here!