A Kids Place Dentistry for Children: Welcome, new WSB sponsor!

July 24, 2013 at 10:29 am | In Health, West Seattle news | 9 Comments

Today we welcome A Kids Place Dentistry as a new WSB sponsor. Here’s what Dr. Keith McDonald wants you to know about his practice, which has just expanded to the Admiral District:

“Every parent should take their child to see a dentist that fits within the framework of their parental philosophy. The pediatric dentists in the state of Washington are all excellent, but just like parents, dentists also have varying practice philosophies. In my practice, my associates and I utilize what we call the Parent-Directed Approach during patient examinations. This means that we design the child’s dental treatment around specific parental ideologies about topics such as fluoride, white vs. silver fillings, the child’s medical history, specific oral habits of the child, and familial dietary habits. In that respect, parents are welcomed during the examinations and treatments and are always informed and included in the decision-making process.

“At A Kids Place Dentistry, the most common compliment that we continuously hear from clients is that their child can’t wait to go back to see the dentist and how much fun their child had. The second most common question is usually, ‘How did you make my child so motivated to brush their teeth?’ We work very hard to make the environment at A Kids Place Dentistry comfortable, fun and informative for both the child and the parents. On some days one might think that they’ve entered a carnival or circus with balloon animals, magic tricks and bouncy balls! We’ve had the pleasure of serving the Renton Highlands community for over 7 years with excellent success. That office space is solely a pediatric dental office, so the colors are brighter and the design of the office is tailored specifically for kids. In our new West Seattle location, we share the space with our new partners, Sound Orthodontics, so the office design and colors are little more subdued, though still very comfortable and inviting. Our great ‘A Kids Place’ energy, along with the balloons, magic tricks, and bouncy balls are still in full force; however, and it’s a beautiful space for which we are so privileged with this opportunity to serve the West Seattle community.

“What keeps our patients coming back is the caring and honest approach of our staff and doctors. We change the lives of concerned parents and timid children every day, and it’s a joy to see those families return with smiles on their faces and excitement in their eyes!”

Dr. McDonald believes in community involvement: “Besides working with community groups and schools, I am also very involved in organizations that help strengthen the oral-health safety net in our state. I’ve served three years as a Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) state delegate, I am past president of the Seattle Pediatric Dental study club, and I currently sit on two boards – The Washington Oral Health Foundation (the dental foundation of the WSDA) and the Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Executive Board. I also serve as a Seattle-King County Dental Champion for the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry Program, a state program designed to assist the underserved with accessing dental care.”

A Kids Place Dentistry is at 2617 California SW, 206-933-5437, info@akidsplacetoo.com. You can request an appointment online via the A Kids Place Dentistry website, akidsplacedentistry.com.

We thank A Kids Place Dentistry for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

9 Comments

  1. Thanks for being a sponsor!

    Comment by happy — 3:05 pm July 24, 2013 #

  2. Sounds great. But have to admit I’m hesitant to try you out. Given your co-location w orthodontist group, are you going to try to sell me on these services?

    Comment by NW mama — 11:22 pm July 24, 2013 #

  3. I’ve been taking my son to Dr. McDonald for a couple of years now…driving out to the Renton Highlands because he is absolutely great! My son loves him, and doesn’t mind going to the dentist to see him, and after a bad first experience at another dentist that’s saying something! My son also had some complicated dental work done and Dr. McDonald did a fabulous job. So excited I get to drive down the street instead of across town. Welcome to West Seattle!

    Comment by Vome — 2:27 am July 25, 2013 #

  4. Dr. McDonald has been a great leader among organized dentistry and has donated a tremendous amount of his time to the Washington Oral Health Foundation. Congratulations on your new location Dr. McDonald!

    Comment by Washington State Dental Association — 11:25 am July 26, 2013 #

  5. Best kids dentist in WA! All 3 of my kiddos love Dr. McDonald and his staff! Thank you for caring for my children’s teeth. ;)

    Comment by AmyMc — 11:10 am July 30, 2013 #

  6. Dr. McDonald is fabulous. My daughter has been seeing him regularly and absolutely loves him. She has no fear of the dentist chair and trust him completely. I would not take her to anyone else.

    Comment by Meloni D — 11:14 am July 30, 2013 #

  7. To the previous poster, Dr.McDonald has never tried to upsell us on services, especially orthodontics that weren’t needed, so no worries about that. He has taken great care of our kids teeth and they enjoy going to get their teeth cleaned…great staff too!

    Comment by Tania D. — 1:34 pm July 30, 2013 #

  8. Hello to NW mama posted July 24th.

    Thank you for taking an interest in our new practice. A Kids Place Dentistry, Too! and Sound Orthodontics are actually two separate business entities. Our focus as a Pediatric dental office is the health and well being of children from the ages of 6 months/1 year to 16 years of age. While we do work closely with orthodontists in the area, our primary focus is to nurture your child’s fun and creative dental experience.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. McDonald

    Comment by Dr. Keith McDonald — 10:42 am August 1, 2013 #

  9. I bet the kids love it. Anything to make the experience more pleasurable for them.

    Comment by Tim Kirby — 11:22 am August 13, 2013 #

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