Pediatric Dentistry – What Makes Us Unique

Our Staff

young kidz dental pediatric dentistry clackamasOur staff is committed to providing superior dental care and making each child’s dental experience a safe and pleasant one.

 Dr. Young is a licensed certified pediatric specialist.  He completed a two-year pediatric residency following dental school which focused on the unique aspects of children’s dental health.  This training allows him to provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for children of all ages including those with special mental, physical, or emotional needs.

Our staff is highly trained in all aspects of pediatric dentistry including child-appropriate communication, and behavior management techniques. We are confident you will find our staff to be caring, gentle, and competent and are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.  Meet Our Staff >>


Our Clinic

We are a state-of-the art pediatric dental facility conveniently located in Clackamas servicing the communities of Happy Valley, Clackamas, Gladstone, Milwaukie, Sandy, Gresham, East Portland and beyond.

Our clinic is designed especially for children. Our underwater, beach, dinosaur, rainforest, and park theme rooms provide a relaxed, non-clinical atmosphere. We have the most modern dental equipment and sterilization facilities to ensure comfort and safety. 

  • Special child-sized dental chairs
  • Closed , private, quiet rooms
  • TV’s streaming child-friendly programs in treatment areas
  • Tablets available for video game entertainment
  • Our toys, books, fish tanks just add to the fun

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Our Services

Children have different dental needs than adults, and pediatric dentists are specially trained and equipped to address these issues.

Prevention is the cornerstone in pediatric dentistry.  Our goal is to educate, motivate, and promote good oral health that will last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene instruction, diet counseling and fluoride use is the key to control the most common childhood disease: dental decay.  We are uniquely trained to develop a combination of office and home preventive care to insure your child a happy, healthy smile.

One of the most important services we provide is monitoring proper dental development.   Improper oral habits such as mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, and thumb sucking now have been proven to have a severe effect on jaw growth and teeth alignment.  These resultant orthodontic problems such as open bites, cross bites, and crowding need to be addressed before age 9 while the child is still growing.  Pediatric dentists can best provide appropriate early orthodontic intervention, such as special oral appliances and retainers to correct or minimize these orthodontic problems.

Undergoing dental treatment is not always an easy thing for children. Often the most difficult part of a dental visit is the child’s anxiety, and resultant negative behaviors. As a pediatric dental facility, we can provide various behavior management options such as child appropriate communication. View Our Services>>