To our dear patients and community members
It’s hard to believe it’s almost June! With the state of Illinois loosening up some of its restrictions we wanted to send out an office update to keep you current on changes in our office.
- We are following the CDC’s mask guidelines when it comes to healthcare settings. As we are a healthcare setting, wearing a mask is still required in our office for anyone over the age of 2 (regardless of vaccination status). This applies to anyone visiting our office as well as all of our team members.
- Beginning Tuesday, June 1st, our reception area will reopen. It will no longer be necessary for you to call or text us letting us know you have arrived for your appointment. You can come right on in! However, we will continue to have limited seating available, so if you would prefer to still wait in your car, you are welcome to still call or text us if you are more comfortable doing so.
- We continue to ask that only one parent/guardian accompany the patient into the office. All other family members, including siblings without an appointment, should remain at home or wait in the car with an adult. We are still trying to minimize the number of people in the shared space at one time.
- Our office will still be sending out a wellness screening form before each visit, will ask the same wellness questions in office and continue to temperature check upon your arrival. We appreciate your help in completing this quick and easy form before your visit.
- We do ask that if you have traveled outside of the United States that you reschedule your appointment until 10 days after your return.
Stay safe and healthy,
Little Teeth Big Smiles
Your Children's Dental Home
Having a dental home ensures your children receive comprehensive, long-term, and always-there dental care
in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s clinical guidelines.
Pediatric Dental Care
We are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through their teen years.
Your Child’s First Visit
A child’s first dental visit should occur within six months after their first tooth appears but no later than their first birthday.
Kids and Teens
Teens see pediatric dentists because their jaws and faces are still growing and changing and because the last of their permanent teeth are still coming in.
Tooth decay often begins on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth because these surfaces have deep pits and grooves that trap plaque, bacteria and food. To help prevent cavities, dental sealants are recommended.
You take your child to a pediatrician… why not a pediatric dentist?
Parents are always welcome to accompany their child during the dental visit. Prior to your child’s appointment, our team will present the option to you of whether to accompany your child in the appointment, or stay behind in our reception area. We empower our parents to make that choice!
Our staff is trained and highly knowledgeable about providing care for children with special needs or disabilities in a comfortable and safe environment.
Tour Our Office and Meet the Team
Our friendly team provides dental care to kids in an anxiety-free environment.
By maintaining your child’s good dental health, you ensure the same quality of life for your child and family as you do for yourself.
Our team is highly focused on making dental visits
a positive, fun, and safe experience for your kids.
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(Post by Chicago Dental Review, and the photos are provided by Randy Belice)
Jerry Udelson, DDS, PC
Dr. Jerry Udelson has been a Pediatric Dentist for more than twenty five years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1987. He then completed two additional years of specialized training in pediatric dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Following that, Dr. Jerry was awarded a one-year fellow- ship at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, which was sponsored by the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation.
Dr. Jerry’s passion for pediatric dentistry began at a young age. His older brother, Mark, had Cerebral Palsy and Dr. Jerry was able to understand the real need for quality dentistry in children with special needs and disabilities.Read More