What Sets Us Apart

Setting the Foundation for Lifetimes of Happy, Healthy Smiles, One Child at a Time!

A child’s early dental experiences can have a serious impact on his or her feelings about dentistry long into adulthood.

At Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the importance of providing each little boy and girl with a positive, painless, and supportive experience at every single visit. Doing so establishes trust and comfort, and helps the child feel at ease in the dental environment.

Dr. Matt, Dr. Denise and our team want our patients to graduate to an adult dentist with bright, happy, and healthy smiles, and a desire to keep them clean and beautiful for life!

Our Approach to Children’s Dental Care

We have embraced a three-prong philosophy in order to best serve our patient family:

  1. We want kids to have a positive experience and look forward to going to the dentist.
  2. We want children’s oral health to be a team process, in which children enjoy the experience and parents are an active part of the oral health team.
  3. We believe in establishing a dental home at an early age to promote a preventive approach to oral health.

Combining these philosophies promotes a healthy, positive foundation for a lifetime of good dental health and wellness!

Our Office

It’s not unusual to find Dr. Matt, Dr. Denise or one of our team members crouched on the floor, talking and laughing with a little one who’s feeling a bit anxious. While we are dedicated professionals, we are also skilled at connecting with children, always finding a way to interact with them in a non-threatening and supportive manner.

We have designed our dental office as a kid-friendly space, filled with bright colors, toys, and activities that engage and educate, both in our reception area and the clinic. In fact, we’ve installed TVs above the treatment chairs, so children can watch their favorite shows while here!

As a family-oriented practice, Dr. Matt, Dr. Denise and our team want to involve parents in all aspects of their child’s care. That includes welcoming parents to accompany their youngster into the treatment area, to provide support to their little one and to allow for open communication between the family and our team.

Caring for Patients as Family

Dr. Matt, Dr. Denise and each member of our team are dedicated to caring for your family as our own. We will always respect your desires, explain treatment, and invite your questions. We will be at your side, offering education and guidance, and supporting you and your child as they develop good oral health habits for a lifetime of beautifully healthy smiles!

Schedule a Visit

Pyfferoen Pediatric Dentistry, in Ames, serves infants, toddlers, children, and teens, as well as youth with special health and developmental needs, from throughout central Iowa.

Dr. Matt, Dr. Denise and our team look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to our smile care family. Please contact our office to schedule a visit today!