Why A Dental Home Is Important For Your Child
The concept of a dental home is different from a regular dentist office since a child’s dental care is provided in more of a family-centered manner, always accessible, comprehensive, and coordinated.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has developed clinical guidelines for providing the best oral healthcare for children starting at age one. A dental home reflects these guidelines closely and gives dental professionals a better opportunity to provide the proper oral healthcare children need. Another important concept about a dental home is the network of specialists available when needed.
Little House of Smiles has embraced the AAPD guidelines and loves the concept of providing kids and families with a dental home. By the time a child has their first birthday, they can begin shaping the outlook of their oral health and enjoy doing it when they visit their dental home.
Dr. Nyasha Scott, DDS
Dr. Scott has been a children’s dentist for more than 11 years and is passionate about keeping up with the latest advances and research in pediatric dentistry. Her passion and drive came from her studies, which include doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, College of Dental Surgery, and advanced education in general dentistry at UCLA. She also completed a two-year postdoctoral residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she achieved the status of a specialist in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Scott is currently a member of the Angel City Dental Society, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.
What truly drives Dr. Scott to work at a children’s dentist office are the kids she has a chance to get to know. She loves interacting with kids and their parents and helping the kids have little smiles that shine from ear to ear. In other words, Little House of Smiles in Fontana is more than just a place where Dr. Scott goes to work every day. It’s a place she’s always dreamed of having, where she can help kids have a healthy smile as early as possible.
A fun fact about Dr. Scott is she created the name and mission of Little House of Smiles because of her passion for making dollhouses. She also enjoys making miniature horses in her spare time. She is a family-oriented professional who wants to ensure every visit from a child is safe, fun, and comfortable.
Dr. Jorge Tello
Dr. Tello knew he wanted to be a children’s dentist when he was in college. He is passionate about pediatric dentistry because he feels there’s nothing more important than educating and helping young people learn good dental habits. By instilling quality dental care in kids at an early age, they can have a wonderful smile that will last a lifetime.
Dr. Tello’s educational experience began in 1996 when he studied dental surgery at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. After a brief transition in 1997, his training continued until 1999 at the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico. In 2008, he obtained his California Dentist license and has been studying current and upcoming pediatric dentistry methods to always know the latest advancements.
Dr. Meena Adami
Dr. Adami’s number one goal when seeing a young patient for the first time is to create a great experience for them. She believes the first experience a child has in a dentist’s chair shapes their opinion of dentists for the rest of their lives. In her opinion, a children’s dentist office should be more than a place that clean’s a child’s teeth. It should be a place where kids feel comfortable and enjoy interacting with their dentist.
While attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Dr. Adami studied nano-medicine and earned a doctor of philosophy degree. She then attended Loma Linda University, California, where she finished her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Her induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon was a highlight, as well as graduating in pediatric dentistry with honors. In June 2020, she completed her pediatric dentistry post-doctoral residency training at Loma Linda University.