Pediatric Dentistry in Dayton, OH

You can bring the whole family with you when you visit us at Cadence Dental Group, because we cater to children! Our team offers a number of dental services specifically tailored for kids, designed to show them the fun side of oral health while keeping their mouth healthy for years to come.

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The Cadence Experience for Kids

Our dentists and entire team love to work with children, and we take pride in our ability to put kids at ease during their visit. We use simple, easy-to-understand language, so children can follow what’s happening with their teeth — and why it’s so important to take care of them! When we do need to perform dental work on kids, we use child-friendly and safe numbing and sedation options to make a trip to the dentist something your kids may enjoy as much as we do.

Child-Friendly Services

Our services are exceptional no matter what age you are, but we take extra special care with our youngest patients. It is important that, from an early age, your child is not fearful of the dentist and understands how important it is to take care of their teeth. From regular cleanings and exams, to fillings and any other dental service they need, it is our goal to make their visit comfortable and even fun.

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Routine teeth cleanings are the starting place for your child’s healthy teeth. We reach hard-to-clean areas that can be difficult to get with just a toothbrush and floss and remove plaque buildup. Professional dental cleanings are recommended twice yearly – this consistency in oral health care is important to start at an early age so that it’s maintained for life.

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Our pediatric oral exams are just as thorough as our adult exams but presented in a way that’s easier for children to understand and with greater focus on kid-specific concerns.

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Cavities are a very common problem for children and one we want to help them take care of the moment we detect the tooth decay. We have you covered by providing fillings and other solutions that may be needed to prevent further issues. We will also make sure they understand simple steps they can take on a daily basis to keep the cavities away.

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Orthodontic Consultations

Think your child needs braces or a retainer? Talk to our experts who can help identify exactly how and when to take steps to align and protect your child’s teeth and jaw.

When Is the Right Time for a Child’s First Visit to Cadence Dental Group?

We recommend that a child receive their first oral health checkup about six months after their baby teeth first start to show, or by their first birthday. During this exam, we’ll check their teeth and gums and start to monitor and document their oral health. Then, it’s recommended that children see the dentist every six months.

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Pediatric dentistry at Dayton OH

We Teach Good Oral Hygiene!

When your child visits us at Cadence Dental Group, we do more than just take care of their teeth now: we show them what they need to know to maintain good oral health themselves. Our staff patiently works with your kids to make sure they understand the basics of dental hygiene, like the proper way to brush and floss your teeth. Taking care of your teeth can be fun — we’ll show your children how!


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- Abigail, Dayton

Going to the dentist? I have looked forward to going to my dentist for 43 years. How many of you can say that? Need I say more about Dr. James Freeman and Dr. Lee Hendricks? I’ve never experienced discomfort, just the kindness and expertise of dentistry. Their wonderful and efficient staff go out of their way to welcome each and every patient. They are my dental family, and my teeth thank me often.

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- Robin, Clayton

A few years ago, I didn’t feel the dentist I was going to was providing me with the quality and services that I needed. A friend recommended I try Drs. Freeman and Hendricks. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt comfortable and at ease. Freeman/Hendricks Dental Group is state of the art with a hometown feel. I know the work they do will be done well and with my health as their upmost concern.

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- Mark, West Milton

For years, I avoided going to the dentist. After meeting Dr. Hendricks and the gang, I look forward to my regular visits. I feel better and I’m not afraid to smile anymore!

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- Ann, Arcanum

I have been very pleased with Drs. Freeman and Hendricks for many years. The office makes me feel like I’m visiting friends. The staff is extremely skilled and caring. I recommend this practice to anyone looking for dental care.
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- Ken & Linda, Clayton

My wife and myself have been going to Drs. Freeman and Hendricks for over 25 years. I have enjoyed nothing short of excellent service, professionalism, and friendly smiles. Our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren also see Freeman/Hendricks Dental Group. I would, and have, highly recommended this practice to friends and family.
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- Mike, Dayton

After many, many years of avoiding the dentist, I now look forward to my check-ups. Dr Freeman and Hendricks are great, the staff is first rate and the general atmosphere of the office ensures a positive experience.
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(937) 264-1600
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8605 North Dixie Drive
Dayton, OH

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Mon – Thu: 7am – 4pm
Fri: 7am – 2pm