We Service Arvada, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Denver, Broomfield, Golden and Summit County

Our practices terminology

Dear Parents:

In order to improve the chances of your child having a positive experience in our office, we are selective in our use of words. We try to avoid words that scare the child due to previous experiences. Please support us by NOT USING negative words that are often used for dental care.

These include:

Dont use Replacement phrase
Needle or shotShaking tooth to sleep
Decay, CavitySugar bug
DrillMr. Whistle
Drill on toothClean a tooth
ExaminationCount teeth
ExplorerTooth counter
Pull or yank toothWiggle a tooth out
Rubber DamTooth pillow
Tooth cleaningTickle teeth
Nitrous gasHappy gas


This will also help you understand your child’s description of the filling experience.
Our intention is not to “fool” the child- it is to create an experience that is positive.
We appreciate your cooperation in helping us build a good attitude for your child!

Written By: Dr. Ngo