Facilities and Equipment
Must Love Kids®, pediatric dentists in Vancouver, WA, offer state-of-the-art technology and amenities to make your dental visit relaxing and enjoyable.
State-of-the-Art Pediatric Dentistry
Drs. Monisha and Prashant Gagneja and their staff utilize the latest technology to enhance the quality and comfort of your child’s dental care. Must Love Kids® strives to make each dental diagnosis precise and any dental treatment comfortable for your child.
By using a small intra-oral camera with transillumination, Drs. Monisha and Prashant Gagneja use this state-of-the-art dental technology to detect dental caries before they can be seen by the human eye or appear on a radiograph.
From the moment you enter Must Love Kids® and complete all forms on a computer, you will realize that you are in a high-tech environment. Everything from digital radiographs to paperless charting is incorporated into this modern pediatric dental practice.
Must Love Kids® incorporates a highly sophisticated dental software program that allows us to be paperless and to stay green as well as create individualized treatment plans for our patients with easy access to all their information.
We can easily display your child’s radiographs, pictures and dental needs on the same computer screen to better communicate with you and answer any questions you may have. Once we determine a plan for your child’s oral health care, we can also print you an easy-to-understand take-home statement.
Digital imaging enables us to see beyond what can generally be detected during a visual exam, allowing us to identify cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. Drs. Monisha and Prashant Gagneja can also examine developing teeth, diagnose TMJ and assess damage when trauma occurs. These x-rays are faster and easier for kids as images are generated directly onto the computer screen using hand-help X-ray machines.
Timing of x-rays is tailored specifically to each patient’s needs. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50% less when compared to traditional methods. Digital imaging also provides patient images that can be quickly and easily transferred to specialists or insurance companies. Children may require X-rays more often than adults because their teeth and jaws are still developing and their teeth are more likely to be affected by tooth decay than those of adults.
Dental X-rays are safe. Moreover, digital X-rays require a very low levels of radiation exposure, which further reduces the risk of any harmful effects. Dental X-ray tools and techniques are designed to limit the body’s exposure to radiation and every precaution is taken to ensure that radiation exposure is As Low As Reasonably Achievable (the ALARA principle). A leaded apron with a thyroid collar minimizes exposure to the abdomen and is used when any dental radiograph is taken.
Is it possible to provide dental anesthesia without the dreaded needle? Yes! Whenever possible, Drs. Monisha and Prashant Gagneja use one of the special injection technologies to deliver local anesthetic without the use of a needle! We use Numbee® anesthesia delivery systems, specially formulated topical anesthetic and dental lasers to provide anesthesia in most cases for dental restorations.
We use the latest and greatest techniques in all aspect of our dental office including using Isolite TM isolation system, which is a very comfortable and effective isolation technique when compared with the traditional dental dam. The Isolite TM isolation system helps us provide the best quality of work possible.
Magnification and Illumination
Restorative procedures are done under magnification for better visualization of the operative field. The dentists and the staff at Must Love Kids® also use headlamps as well as Isolite with illumination and dental drills with fiber optic lights to visualize each and every aspect of dental work for the most accurate and proficient dentistry.
At Must Love Kids®, we provide only the healthiest options for our patients, which is why we installed a highly sophisticated water filtration system. This state-of-the-art system filters all incoming water so that patients receive only the highest quality filtered water during cleanings and dental treatment.
Must Love Kids® uses the latest energy efficient technology in our office. The majority of the lighting fixtures are LED and are controlled by microprocessors to provide a soothing uniform light for our patients as well as for our dental professionals. We have used recycled materials in construction and strive to reduce our carbon footprint.
Amenities for Parents and Patients
MLK takes pride in offering the latest in entertainment technology to our patients and parents. We have high speed free WiFI available for your convenience and large (80″) LED TVs which have a variety of informational and entertainment programing.
You will be pleasantly surprised to see two large touchscreen tablets in the Parent’s Lounge, a cutting edge technology which can be used to color with your hands, browse the internet, and play interactive video games.
For parents’ comfort, Must Love Kids® provides free gourmet coffee and a variety of tea. The parent’s lounge has leather furniture and has a warm comfortable ambiance. The movie theater in the second lounge has vintage seating as well as leather furniture and a iPad station for kids.
To celebrate life as an adventure, there are display cases of collectible statues and marquettes that kids and adults will enjoy. You will be pleasantly surprised at every corner and may even forget that you’re in a dental office, that’s our promise!