Why Choose Us

Pediatric dentists are different than general dentists.  They have 2-3 years of additional hospital-based training focused exclusively on children.  As specialists, pediatric dentists are also trained to manage children with special needs, medical conditions, and dental anxiety. Our office is specially designed to make your child feel comfortable.  In addition, it gives your child the opportunity to observe other children at the dentist.  By observing other children having a positive experience, this will help to alleviate any anxiety your child may have.   Dr. Hughes and staff choose to work with children because they enjoy being around children.  They are experienced and sensitive to the specific needs of children.

Dr. Ryan Hughes is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Not all pediatric dentists are board certified. According to the ABPD:

 The ABPD certifies pediatric dentists based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs.  Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.

We provide a dental home for our patients.  This means that we provide comprehensive, continuously accessible, family-centered, compassionate, and culturally-effective pediatric dental care.  We believe that part of being healthy is having good oral health and we make it a goal for all of our patients.

For additional information and resources for your child’s teeth, please visit these websites: www.mychildrensteeth.org, www.2min2x.org

College of Diplomates - American Board of Pediatric Dentistry American Board of Pediatric Dentistry American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Oregon Dental Association