Why Choose Pediatric Dentistry of Burke
Pandemic Update: Pediatric Dentistry of Burke is prepared to treat your pediatric dental emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the American Dental Association’s latest guidelines on what is considered a dental emergency at https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2020-archive/march/ada-develops-guidance-on-dental-emergency-nonemergency-care.
For Emergency Care, call our office at (703) 712-8077!
Welcome to Pediatric Dentistry of Burke! Our aim is to provide the best possible experience in the safest and most compassionate environment. We seek to establish partnerships with parents and patients to impact and improve all aspects of oral health. We have a variety of options to manage fear and anxiety and always with the consent and prior consideration of the parent. We encourage parents to present during treatment at our office and promote family participation in all elements of care with a dentist. Whether it is age appropriate brushing, diet considerations, oral hygiene instructions, or operative care the safety and emotional well being of all our patients is paramount. We invite you to visit us without being an established patient to meet the staff, see the office, and meet Dr. Dave with the “silly” glasses.
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Pediatric Dentistry of Burke
At Pediatric Dentistry of Burke, Dr. David Treff is pleased to provide pediatric dentistry for infants, children, and adolescents. We offer care based on individual needs, with respect for the wishes of the parents. Our dental care is enhanced by high-tech dental equipment such as NOMAD digital X-rays, Dry Shield isolation, intraoral cameras, Kavo hand pieces, and panoramic radiography. We have provided pediatric dentistry for 9 years serving the communities of Burke, Fairfax, Springfield, Annandale, Falls Church, McLean, Alexandria, and surrounding areas.
We are committed to the health and welfare of children through optimal oral health. In the Journal of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) stated, “Dental caries (cavities) is the most common chronic disease of children.”* The percentages were shocking: 24% of children 2 to 4 years of age, 53% of children 6 to 8 years of age, and 56% of 15 year old experience caries (untreated dental caries, filled teeth, teeth missing as a result of dental caries).
At Pediatric Dentistry of Burke we seek to reduce or eliminate this experience for our patients through prevention. Annual exams, cleanings, dietary counseling, oral hygiene instructions, and the consistent use of fluoride are all elements of an individualized treatment plan. When the caries experience occurs and treatment is unavoidable, we carefully consider all the options as outlined by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). We maintain the highest levels of sterilization and waterline safety and are devoted to a clean and comfortable office setting. Come by and see for yourself, talk with the staff, and meet Dr. Dave with the “silly” glasses.
Meet The Doctor
Dr. David Treff
Dr. Treff is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of several distinguished organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Academy of Pediatricians. When Dr. Treff is out of the office, he uses his experience and knowledge to help others. He currently serves as guest faculty at New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYUCD) Global Outreach Program, and as a volunteer member of the INOVA Cleft Lip and Palate team where he also maintains hospital credentials.Read More
Infant Exams & Education
Children learn healthy dental habits young to aid in strengthening their teeth and preventing long-term damage. Parents are encouraged to start teaching children to learn to brush at young ages. We specialize in teaching children the correct oral health habits to make now to last a lifetime. Infant exams are a great way to help parents know what to do about those baby teeth, and how to make sure their teeth and gums stay healthy. Read More…
Periodic Exams & Cleanings
Dental examinations are used to help us find decay that could be causing problems such as cavities and gingivitis. During an examination children will be able to learn about the various tools we use, and how they need to use their toothbrush and floss to clean their teeth. We use Fluoride treatments to strengthen the teeth of young patients. Read More…
Behavior Management & Sedation
Children often struggle to remain calm when they are nervous or scared. We provide behavior management techniques and sedation dentistry services to help children relax, and make it easier to receive dental care. Read More…
Extractions & Space Maintenance
For teeth to grow in correctly, there needs to be space. When several teeth fall out around the same time, it can leave noticeable gaps and larger teeth start to grow in their place. These gaps become too small quickly, causing some teeth shifting to occur. We provide extractions for patients in need of teeth removal, and we offer spacers to help move the teeth to allow for additional room between the teeth. Read More…
Restore the look of a tooth with composite fillings. Composite is white in color, so it blends in with the look of a healthy tooth. Composite fillings are designed to increase the strength of the tooth while improving it’s look. Read More…
Children can end up with a situation where a crown is required. Large cavities can lead to crowns being used to protect the root of the tooth. Read More…
Keeping the teeth free from cavities can be challenging for children. Many children are unable to reach the crevices and between the teeth when they are brushing and flossing. Dental sealants are one way to add in more protection for a tooth. A sealant is placed on the chewing area of the tooth, keeping bacteria from getting between it and the tooth and preventing tooth decay. Read More…
Fluoride treatments are one of the best ways to reverse tooth decay in it’s early stages. We provide in-office fluoride treatments, designed to strengthen your child’s teeth and reduce the risk of cavities and other oral health issues. Read More…
The caries risk assessment tool considers many factors including, but not limited to, diet, fluoride exposure, a susceptible host, and microflora that interplay with a variety of social, cultural, and behavioral factors. Read More…
No Cavity Club
The intention of the “No Cavity Club” is to celebrate excellent oral health and be inclusive of all children at Pediatric Dentistry of Burke. Read More…
Dental radiographs, or X-rays, allow us to see into the teeth and the bone structure of the mouth. We recommend dental X-rays as part of annual examinations and cleanings to prevent serious dental problems. Learn more about our X-ray services. Read More…
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Make Pediatric Dentistry of Burke Your Child’s Dental Home
Choosing a dental home, even for a short period of time, can have long lasting consequences. We, at Pediatric Dentistry of Burke, do not take this responsibility lightly. Accessibility during and after office hours is a hallmark of our desire to establishing a premiere pediatric dental home. Our primary goal is to make sure when a child transitions to an adult (general) dentist, they are confident and prepared for a lifetime of healthy smiles!