Dr. Jeff Laughlin is Virginia Family Dentistry’s pediatric dentist. Dr. Laughlin specializes in the dental treatment of children. He and his staff travel between 4 locations on a rotating schedule: Ironbridge, Midlothian-288, Mechanicsville, and the West End. Click on a location name to schedule an appointment.
Virginia Family Dentistry’s Pediatric Patients
- Infants (as early as age 1)
- Toddlers, Adolescents, and Teens
- Children with Special Health Care Needs
Your Child’s Care
Virginia Family Dentistry can provide the following care for your child:
• Infant Oral Exams
• Oral Health Education
• Cleaning and Preventive Services
• Sealants and Restorations
• Sedation Dentistry and Outpatient Surgery
• Early Orthodontic Evaluation and Therapy
• Emergency Care
Why A Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental disease in children and those with special healthcare needs. After completing 4 years of dental school, a pediatric dental specialist completes an additional 2 years of rigorous training in order to have a better understanding of how to meet your child’s oral health needs. As a specialist, our pediatric dentist is equipped to address your child’s dental development, dental decay, prevention, habits, and trauma, while offering more advanced skills in behavior management, such as sedation or surgery.
Why Baby Teeth Matter
Baby teeth are essential to the overall health and well-being of your child. A healthy mouth allows your child to eat and grow properly, get the rest they need to concentrate and succeed in school, and interact with other children without embarrassment. Dental decay can lead to pain, infection, and swelling, which can also impact the development of the adult teeth and have potential orthodontic consequences.