What Sets Us Apart

Our Team

Dr. Verhagen carefully selected a professional team based on experience, skill, education, and personality. The result is an office that delivers an absolutely unrivaled level of expert care to each and every patient. We find children do very well with dental procedures when given gentle direction and careful explanations from our highly trained team.

Reducing Fear

Dr. Verhagen understands parents’ concerns about the fears their children may have with regard to receiving dental care.

The office environment a child enters plays a big part in reducing anxiety. When children are at ease in their surroundings, they tend to adopt a more relaxed attitude.

Our office has been designed especially for children. They feel right at home with the open atmosphere, cheerful bright colors, the fish tank, and of course Maggie and Marlee, our labs.

Communicating with children on their level is one of the most important ways to reduce their fears. Through advanced education and experience, we have become excellent communicators with children.

We constantly apply a technique known as “Tell-Show-Do.” We tell the children what we are going to do in terms they can easily understand. Then we demonstrate it to them. And then we do it. The technique is as effective as it is simple. It takes a bit more time, but the results are well worth it.

Our entire dental team is dedicated to your son or daughter’s health, and helping to maintain his or her beautiful smile for many years to come. We look forward to getting to know you and your family. Please contact our Muskegon pediatric dental practice to learn more about the dental care we provide and to schedule an appointment.

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