We try very hard to make your child's treatment physically comfortable and enjoyable. All of our care is based on the behavior management technique Tell-Show-Do. This management technique prepares your child for dental treatment by telling and showing your child what we are going to do before we do it. During all visits, we believe in giving your child lots of praise. We begin the first visit by introducing the office environment and the staff. For children two and above, we recommend an oral examination, a cleaning, the application of fluoride, and any necessary radiographs (x-rays). After a thorough study of our findings, we will prepare and discuss a treatment plan for your child's dental needs. This plan will provide guidance on dental and oral development, fluoride status, non-nutritive oral habits, injury prevention, oral hygiene, and the effects of diet on the dentition. Although no restorative work is performed at this time, emergency needs will be assessed and treated if appropriate.
Please do not be upset if your child cries. Children are often afraid of anything new and strange, and crying is the normal reaction to that fear.
Infant Oral Health Care
(birth to two years)
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that an initial oral evaluation visit should occur within six months of the eruption of the first primary tooth and no later than twelve months of age. During this important visit we will complete a thorough medical and dental history, complete a thorough oral examination, assess your child's risk of developing oral and dental disease, and determine an appropriate interval for periodic reevaluation.
Preparing Your Child
(two years and above)
We encourage you to prepare your child for a visit to the pediatric dentist before the first appointment. For young children, excellent books that describe a visit to the dentist can be found at the library and in bookstores. Discuss the positive aspects of dentistry with your child. Convey good feelings about the dental visit as being a part of growing up. Let your child know they are going to learn lots of new ways to make their teeth sparkle and enjoy a healthy smile.
Morning appointments are recommended for little ones when they are refreshed and more accepting of new experiences. If you expect your child to react well, chances are very good your child will enjoy the first visit to our office. In addition to preparing your child for the important first visit, please provide all information pertinent to your child's dental, medical and social situation on the health forms you will be given by our office. This will enable us to provide the best possible care for your child.
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2700 Quarry Lake Drive, Suite 190
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Monday - Thursday:
8:00am - 4:30pm
To promote an optimally productive appointment we recommend
that younger children are seen earlier in the day.
Emergency and After Office Hours:
Emergencies can happen at anytime, and we will do our best to respond to your child’s problem promptly. Please call the office immediately in emergency situations. If an emergency arises after hours, please call the office and you will be given further instructions. Feel free to leave messages on the answering service after hours concerning appointments.
Our doctors have specialized in dentistry for infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. From the time your child grows his or her first tooth until he or she graduates from high school; our professional staff will help care for and protect your child’s smile. And because children are so different from adults, we take a unique approach to every patient. We’ll help ensure each visit your child makes to the dentist is a great experience.
With two extra years of training beyond dental school, all our doctors have an individualized approach with each child. Their philosophy is to make dental visits fun while teaching children the importance of oral health. Our goal at Greenspring Pediatric Dentistry is focused on prevention- we educate patients and parents about the importance of a healthy diet, proper brushing and flossing, and regular dental checkups. We also place sealants (coating to protect teeth) and fluoride to help prevent cavities.
Our office is conveniently located off the Baltimore beltway (exit #22) with easy access from Owings Mills, Lutherville, Pikesville, Mt. Washington, Towson and Cockeysville. We are on the first floor in the Life Bridge Health Pavilion in the new Quarry Lake at Greenspring development.
Dr. Neel Satpute was raised in San Diego, California. He attended the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles and graduated in 2001. During his training, he participated in several volunteer organizations which provided underprivileged children with dental care. Following dental school, he practiced general dentistry for two years. It was during those years he realized his true passion: taking care of children. Dr. Satpute received his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Following his specialization, he practiced in thePhiladelphia suburbs for two years. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Maryland State Dental Association. Dr. Satpute is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Satpute & his wife, a neonatologist at Johns Hopkins, are happy to have made Baltimore their home. Dr. Satpute enjoys spending time with his family, biking and playing with his dog in his spare time.
Contact Dr. Neel at DrNeel@GreenspringPediatricDentistry.com
Dr. Satpute and Dr. Pfeuffer are pediatric dentists. They specialize in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents.
Choose a Pediatric Dentist
A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education. We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their ”cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them. Our mission is to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.
2700 Quarry Lake Drive Suite 190
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Dr. Neel Satpute
Pediatric Dental Specialist
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