"Being a pediatric dentist is more than just fixing little teeth. It is about making the child's dental experience a positive one and enabling them to cope with different situations. I love seeing my patients grow in their confidence and seeing the transformation from what was an anxious patient to a child who has a positive outlook on dental visits!"
Blog posts by Dr. Dufresne
- University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, Pediatric Dentistry, 2015
- University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, D.M.D., 2013
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Maryland Dental Association
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Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed unedited in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
we all love our kids dentist shes very caring and respectful I always trust her with my kids
My sons appointment was to have two teeth extracted. He was very nervous. The dentist did a good job on talking to him and getting him to relax. The dentist extracted the teeth, but my son was in horrible pain. I believe the dentist did not wait long enough for the anesthesia to kick on or she did injected the correct amount of anesthesia. My son previously had 3 teeth pulled at Dental associates and when the dentist pulled those 3 teeth, he did no scream in pain. This time, he was screaming and yelling that he could feel it and it hurt.
Dentist displayed poor body language & lots of negative signing. My child is young, but will eventually pick up on this more & negatively internalize it. Not confident good x-rays were taken & thus potential concerned diagnosis.
loved our dentist she was very thorough and kind and explained everything
the dentist talked to my 2 year old in words she could understand. although my daughter did not like what the dentist had to say, she understood. my daughter is not yet cooperative, but they are able to clean her teeth and apply fluoride. successful visit with a few tears. thank you
This dentist is excellent with children of different ages and dental circumstances.
the dentist seemed annoyed by the fact that we had an issue with having to wait for so long for a 5 minute conversation. she showed no concern what so ever, my daughter was upset that when she learned she had to wait. the dental assistant did more on the recovery side of our poor experience, for her I am thankful.