Children’s Dentistry

We are all parents too, so we know how important it is to develop healthy habits at a young age. We encourage parents to bring their children in for the first time around their first birthday, so we can introduce them to the dental office as somewhere that is safe, helpful, and fun!


When you and your children visit our office you can enjoy:

– TV and movies during treatment
– Popcorn after the appointment is done
– After school and weekend appointments
– Appointments for your whole family all at the same time
– Gentle and compassionate care that motivates children to look forward to future visits


We know that our tiniest patients sometimes need the most attention, time, and care. That’s why our practice was designed to address every aspect of your child’s care in a kind and gentle manner.

Dr. Monika Srivastava

Pediatric Specialist

Dr. Monika Srivastava, better known as “Dr. Monika” is originally from Toronto, Canada and received her undergraduate training at University of Toronto where she graduated with honours. She moved to Boston, MA, to pursue her doctorate in Dental Medicine at Boston University, and completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Columbia University in New York City. After working in a private practice as a general dentist, Dr. Monika decided to pursue her passion for pediatric smiles and was accepted to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children pediatric residency program. She specializes in treating children who have a wide range of medical and dental treatment needs. Dr. Monika is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member within the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

In her spare time, Dr. Monika enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young children, traveling, yoga, reading, and eating her way through the fabulous food scenes wherever she goes.

Dr. Rob Milkovich

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Rob Milkovich graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1995 and completed his residency in Family Medicine with further training in anaesthesia at Queen’s University in Kingston in 1998. After initially practicing Emergency Medicine for 10 years, he has been practicing anaesthesia in Orangeville, Ontario at Headwaters Healthcare Centre. He has a special interest in out-of-hospital anaesthesia, currently sits on the Standards Committee for the Canadian Anaesthesia Society, and is an Anaesthesia Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Dr. Monika Srivastava, better known to her patients as “Dr. Monika”, knows what it takes for her patients to have successful dentist visits. Soon after becoming a general dentist, she discovered her passion for pediatric smiles and decided to specialize in treating children who have a wide range of medical and dental treatment needs.

Dr. Monika joined us at Clarence Street Dental in 2019 and we are so lucky to have her! Her technique and ease with treating children’s dental needs makes their experience calm and care-free. She is an expert in caring for children and because of that they respond better to treatment. Dr. Monika specializes in creating positive experiences that lead to good, lifelong dental habits and comfortable dental visits.

One of the most important thing to know about why you should choose a pediatric dentist is that they CHOSE to work with children! Dr. Monika loves working with children every day. This allows her to understand how to make children comfortable and how to explain dental procedures and oral care to them in a way that they can understand.

In her spare time, Dr. Monika enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young children, traveling, yoga, reading, and eating her way through the fabulous food scenes wherever she goes.

Heidi

Pediatric Team

Nikita

Pediatric Team

Emily

Pediatric Team

Pediatric Services:


Hygiene exams

Fluoride treatments: This is a preventative treatment used to protect and remineralize enamel on teeth that are high risk for cavities

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF): A type of fluoride brushed onto baby teeth to halt tooth decay

Sealants: A protective covering placed on the chewing surface of the molars to prevent cavities in teeth that have deep grooves

Fillings (white or silver): Used to restore teeth from cavities

Pulpotomies: The removal of part or all of the nerve on a baby tooth. It is done to attempt to save a baby tooth that has been severely decayed or infected

Porcelain and Stainless Steel Crowns:  A cap placed to protect the integrity of the tooth structure. It is used typically on teeth that have had a pulpotomy or have extensive loss of tooth structure due to decay and prevents the tooth from fracturing or breaking further

Extractions: The removal of a baby tooth that can no longer be restored

Space Maintainers: A device that is used to maintain and save the space in the arch where a tooth has been lost. It stays in place until the tooth below begins to erupt

Frenectomies: Laser removal of a small fold of tissue that either connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth or that attaches the lip to the gum above the two top front teeth or below the bottom two front teeth

Pediatric Hours:
Tuesday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (one a month)

Going to the dentist can sometimes be a nerve-racking experience for some of our patients, especially our tiny ones. Many children benefit from some form of sedation for their dental treatment, not only for nerves but for the successful completion of treatment as well. We offer many sedation options and can discuss them with you to make sure you choose the right one for your child.

– Nitrous Oxide (also known as Laughing Gas) is the most common form of sedation for children. This form of sedation helps your child relax and makes their visit easier and more comfortable for them.  Your child will need to refrain from eating 2-3 hours prior to this appointment (clear fluids are okay).

– Oral Sedation is a slightly stronger form of sedation for your child. This is a “drink” that is given and is sometimes referred to as Conscious Sedation. This is given to your child in-office and helps them relax and gives them a slightly amnesic feeling. You will need to spend the rest of the day at home with them after their treatment as the effects of the sedation will last a few hours. Your child will need to refrain from eating and drinking 6 hours prior to this appointment.

– General Anaesthesia is the strongest form of sedation in which your child can sleep through their dental visit. This sedation is offered when your child is very anxious or has considerable dental needs. This options almost always allows all their dental treatment to be completed in one visit. You will need to spend the rest of the day at home with them after their treatment as they are pretty drowsy the remainder of the day. Your child will need to refrain from eating and drinking 8 hours prior to this appointment.

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The first step in moving forward with seeing our Pediatric Dentist is having a consultation. All patients must have a consultation prior to treatment. Our fee for this appointment is $100, due at time of booking.

At this appointment we will:

– Review your child’s medical history and medications
– Examine their x-rays, or take new ones if necessary
– Perform an oral exam to determine the appropriate treatment
– Discuss anaesthesic options
– Submit estimates for treatment
– Answer any questions you may have

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