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Preventive and Restorative Pediatric Dental Care


Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dental care ensures that your child's oral hygiene is being taken care of and well maintained early on, minimizing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and other oral diseases. It's recommended that your child see a dentist when their first tooth comes in, which usually happens before the age of one. Cavities are the most common infectious disease in Canadian children, and can progress very quickly in baby teeth.

Our pediatric specialists are child dentists who use child-friendly language and behavior management skills within a clinic that's designed to make children feel at ease. We understand that dental visits for your child can be nerve-wracking and anxiety inducing, and do our best to make them feel as comfortable and at ease as possible during their visit. Our child friendly environment keeps your child happy and comfortable every time they visit our office. 

Preventive Pediatric Dental Care

Visiting the dentist from a young age encourages your child to develop healthy habits and hopefully avoid cavities and extensive dental treatment down the line.

Prevention of Cavities for Kids

Regularly brushing and flossing the teeth can help prevent cavities, but what else can be done? Some additional prevention options include sealants, fluoride and MI paste.

Treatment under Laughing Gas

This is a mild and safe form of sedation used for kids of all ages. It’s beneficial for children who have mild dental anxiety. Using laughing gas can help your child experience a sense of well-being and relaxation during the dental visit, so that he or she will respond more positively.

Treatment under General Anesthesia

General anaesthesia is for children with severe dental fear and anxiety who cannot cope with multiple dental appointments. It’s also for very young children who don’t understand how to cooperate in the dental chair. This will require consultation with your physician.

Pacifier and Thumb Sucking

It’s completely normal for babies and very young children to suck on their thumbs, fingers, toys, or blankets. If, however, this habit continues past the age of three, it can affect the way the teeth and jaws are growing. It could even lead to orthodontic issues down the road, as thumb-sucking habits often turn into open bites that need to be corrected with braces.

Proper Oral Hygiene for Children

Dental care should be incorporated into your child's life as early and as efficiently as possible. By the time your child turns 1-2 years of age, you should be scheduling an appointment with a pediatric dentist so they can be evaluated, and have any plaque or build up removed from their teeth by a professional. This is important as buildup can lead to unhealthy bacteria in the mouth, which can eventually lead to tooth decay if left for too long.








Our pediatric dentists are able to assess the condition of child's teeth and determine the correct course of action to give your child a healthy smile.

When Should You Take your Child to the Pediatric Dentist?

It’s recommended that your child see a dentist when his or her first tooth comes in, usually before the age of one. Cavities are the most common infectious disease in Canadian children and progress very quickly in baby teeth.


Do you Need a Referral to see the Pediatric Dentist?

You do not need a referral to see our Pediatric Dentist! You can simply book an appointment and, depending on our current ability to accept new patients, will be contacted to schedule your child in to see the dentist.


How is Pediatric Dentistry Different?


  • Pediatric dentists are dental specialists who underwent 3 additional years of schooling in order to learn how to optimally care for children.
  • Pediatric dentists were trained to use child-friendly language to explain dental problems to children. Understanding what is happening helps children cope with their treatment.
  • Pediatric dentists have smaller tools that are specifically designed to treat children. The smaller sized tools make the child's experience more comfortable.
  • A pediatric office is designed to put children at ease. The walls are colorful and vibrant, there is a play area for the little ones and video games for the older children. 

My daughter (who is 3.5 years old now) has been to this office numerous times to see their Pediatric specialist. She is definitely not an easy child to please, but has done so well each time (did someone say Terrible Twos and beyond?!). I am so amazed by the genuine care and attention the staff and dentists have given us. I can't wait for my son's first appointment coming up soon! Definitely recommend if you are looking for the best care in town 👍🏼👍🏼

Aatifaho Nazari, ★★★★★ Google Review

Awesome office and staff! Highly recommend! I’m in my late 20’s and I was very embarrassed to get braces at my age, but I felt comfortable at this office, Dr. Saleh and his staff are very knowledgeable and take they’re time to listen to all your concerns. I’m 4 months into my treatment and it’s been a very good experience so far!

Dan Marquez, ★★★★★ Google Review

We had such a great experience here. My daughter is 2 and a half years old. I tried my best to prepare her for the dentist by showing her pictures of what the rooms would look like. It is great that there are themed rooms because it makes the kids excited to see the dentist. The staff were very friendly, Dr.Caldwell was great with my daughter! He is also a father and had a lot of relatable experiences with his child that he shared with us to give us advice on how to wean her off her soother. He was very pleased with her teeth and said to come back in one year for a follow up. This was a fun experience for both my daughter and I and I believe we found her perfect dentist match. Will be recommending and returning.

Christine Johnson, ★★★★★ Google Review

City Orthodontics is absolutely TOP NOTCH🥇The service we received today was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. Dr. Saleh was able provided me with the best options for my daughter. This clinic is extremely clean and inviting with great staff to go with it. I would recommend this orthodontist to everyone! Thank you to Dr. Saleh and staff for making this experience such a positive one.

Dawn Browne, ★★★★★ Google Review

Why Choose City Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry?

The Orthodontic and Pediatric specialists at our practice are committed to creating a welcoming environment that engages, comforts, and continuously educates patients of all ages during their oral care journey. Helping you achieve your smile goals, and giving you a healthy, beautiful smile for life is our passion. 


Child Friendly Office

We have themed rooms, gaming stations, play areas, TVs in every room, and gifts and treats for our young patients.


Pediatric Specialists

Our Pediatric Dentists are committed to providing your child with specialized care and make your child feel safe and comfortable during every visit.


No Referral Needed

We don't require a referral to see one of our pediatric dental specialists. You may call our office or submit a form online to request an appointment.


Convenient Locations

Both of our offices are conveniently located in the North and South of Edmonton. We offer free parking and both locations are accessible by public transit.


Direct Billing of Insurance

Our clinic offers direct billing for pediatric procedures. Our staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork.


Competitive Pricing

We maintain competitive pricing while providing specialized pediatric dental care to our patients.

Our Dental Specialists

We provide the services of both a Pediatric Dentist who specializes in the treatment of children and an Orthodontist who specializes in the alignment of teeth and jaws in children, teenagers and adults.

Our Dental Specialists
Registered Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Richard Caldwell
Registered Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Saleh Al-daghreer
Registered Orthodontist

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Our pediatric dental specialists are committed to helping our patients love their smiles.
Get your child on the path to a lifetime of healthy teeth.

Alberta Dental Association & College
Canadian Dental Association
Canadian Association of Orthodontists
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Invisalign Provider
Invisalign Teen
American Association of Orthodontics
American Board of Orthodontics