Manitou Dental Centre provides dental care for children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. We offer:
Primary care that includes checkups, cleanings, preventative, diagnostic and restorative services
Hospital dental care
Digital x-rays are instrumental to the diagnosis, treatment, management and coordination of services for the overall dental health needs of the patients in all age groups. At our clinic in Kitchener, we provide family dentistry including routine examination by a dentist to ensure good oral health and hygiene that contribute to the overall health and well-being of an individual.
Application of sealants
Tobacco cessation therapies
Home care instruction
Fitting of mouth guards
Treatment of gum disease
Root canal therapy
Implants, dentures and partial dentures
Crowns and bridges
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
We recommend that your child visits a dental clinic by his/her first birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedure and answer any questions. The fewer to-dos concerning the visit, the better.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle”, “shot”, “pull”, “drill” or “hurt”. The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
If your child is over the age of three, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behaviour. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of three react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.