Colchester Dental Referral Centre

841 The Crescent

Colchester Business Park



Tel: 01206 756 813

Fax: 01206 854 767

What is a Children's or Paediatric Dentist? Fee Guide

A paediatric dentist is a dentist who focuses in treating children, their mission is to care for young developing teeth and assist in preventing tooth decay. They promote the dental health of children as well as serve as educational resources for parents.

It is recommended children should first visit their dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child's first birthday. It is important to establish a cleaning routine and encourage an ongoing relationship between the dentist and patient.

Veni Cochrane our new Children's dentist will be starting on January 16th 2015

Dental examination in children aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay (caries). Early detection is essential to maintain oral health, change eating or drinking habits accordingly and treat any cavities as simply as possible. We also encourage the parents to get involved; by supervising their child’s brushing habits and offering support.

Parents are given a program of preventative home care (brushing/flossing/fluorides), a caries risk assessment, information on finger, thumb, and soothers (dummy/pacifier) habits, advice on preventing injuries to the mouth and teeth of children, diet counseling and information on growth and development.

Children are often anxious about new experiences or how to overcome a bad experience. It is our priority to address these anxieties and reassure both the child and parent by explaining every part of the procedure before it happens. We work with each child, regardless of age to ensure that every treatment is as gentle, effective and stress free as possible, providing reassurance to both the parent and child/children.

For the particularly anxious child we have a number of means to help relieve their anxieties including a number of behavioral management techniques. We also offer inhalation sedation (happy gas) which is a light sedation to help relax and alleviate anxiety. It is a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide which they receive through a nose piece. Once relaxed, treatment can begin. Local anaesthesia may also be necessary but they will feel less worried.

We aim to provide treatment which is pain free and stress free with empathy and patience to the individual child and provide a positive dental experience.


Patient: Mrs MK
Dentist: Veni Cochrane
Date: 24/2/15
Veni is great she did well with my daughter in the kids clinic, as usual a great service.

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