To our dear patients and community members
We hope your family is staying safe & healthy so far this new year. We want to let you know that our office will always be committed to the safety of our team and your family. With COVID-19 numbers continuing to be high, we wanted to reach out to you to update you on what we are doing to continue to limit the spread in our community.
Please know that we are open and here for you! Health care is an essential service that will remain open and available to its patients. Dental health is extremely important and not something that should be put off, even during unusual times and especially for children. Putting off needed dental work or preventive dental care can cause smaller issues to become bigger and more costly problems down the road.
Our office has successfully been providing our patients with the same safe & exceptional care that you are accustomed to, even with the additional precautions we have put in place. In fact, we have received many accolades from the families who have recently visited us for the precautions we are taking to make them feel safe coming into the dental office amid a global pandemic.
We will continue to do what we can to keep your family and our families safe. Below are the precautions we have been taking and will continue to take:
- We are utilizing a virtual check in process. From our parking lot you will contact us via phone call/text to let us know you have arrived for your child’s appointment. We will contact you once your child’s room is ready.
- Only one parent/guardian may accompany the child into the office. All other family members including siblings without an appointment will need to remain at home or wait in the car with an adult. Unless medically unable, masks are required in our office for everyone over the age of 2.
- Pre-screening questionnaires will be completed before visits. Patients and parents/guardians are again screened upon arrival and asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry.
- Temperature checks are performed on everyone entering the office with a contactless thermometer.
- Contactless payment options and consent forms are available upon request via text message or email.
- We have eliminated all unnecessary objects from our reception area. Unfortunately, this does include all toys, video games, and magazines.
- At our prize station, patients will now select their prize at the end of the visit from a laminated menu.
- We are scheduling fewer patients at a time to allow for proper social distancing.
- All of our team members are health screened, including temperature screening and symptom checking upon arrival and are wearing masks.
- All clinical team members are wearing gowns, scrub caps, gloves and double masks which include: an N-95 mask along with a Level 2 or Level 3 mask over the N-95.
In addition, we have also modified our protocol for patients/guardians who have traveled prior to their dental visit. In order to minimize the risk of transmission, and in accordance with the Travel Order put in place by CDPH (Chicago Department of Public Health), we are asking the following: **If the patient or parent/guardian accompanying the patient has traveled outside the state of Illinois in the past 10 days, please reschedule your dental appointment to 10 days after your return.**
Thank you for your continued support. As always, reach out to us with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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