Kids aren’t just “little adults,” which is why dentists need a different approach. Dr. Standish understands the needs of children – he’s spent years raising daughters, coaching soccer, and of course treating them here at his Orange Park dental office. The team at Eagle Harbor Dental are dedicated to providing quality care and making sure that your child will grow up without fear of going to the dentist, setting the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health habits.
Making Children Comfortable
Frankly, you can’t provide top-quality dental care to a nervous, skittish, or terrified kid. When children are uncomfortable, they’ll fight tooth-and-nail (pun intended) when they hear the dreaded word “dentist.” As you can guess, this doesn’t make for a pleasant or effective visit. We’re well-versed in the fine art of making children comfortable and keeping them entertained. When all else fails, we’ve got TVs in the ceilings to entertain them while we work.
We focus on treating all our little ones with patience and compassion, helping to establish trust and mitigate their worries. In extreme cases, we can administer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, so that they can still receive the oral care they need without the extra stress.
Pediatric Dental Services We Offer
Since children’s mouths are still developing, they have specific needs. We provide preventative care and regular services like fillings, but we also know what to look for when it comes to the development and structure issues that necessitate orthodontics.
In many cases, correcting orthodontic conditions early can save on treatment later and ensure that your child’s smile stays healthy and beautiful.
We’re also diligent in inspecting wisdom teeth and making any needed recommendations for treatment, which we can also provide in-office. While wisdom teeth get a bad rap, they don’t always have to be removed. If we recommend removal, we’ll run you and your teenager through the options. If we think they don’t need to be removed, we can help keep wisdom teeth healthy and problem-free.
Building Good Habits for Life
Developing good daily oral care habits like brushing and flossing will inevitably have a huge impact on your child’s development. That’s why we place utmost importance on helping to educate children – and parents – on proper daily care routines. This way, they’re set up for a lifetime of pearly whites, confident smiles, and as little time in a dentist’s chair as possible. We’d say that’s a success for everyone.
Come by for a visit to see if we’re the right fit for you and your child.
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Meet Dr. Standish & Dr. Kelly
Dr. Standish has been serving Clay County patients at Eagle Harbor Dental for over 30 years. In 2013, his daughter, Dr. Kelly, joined the practice and they’ve been creating beautiful smiles together ever since. With extensive educations and memberships, our dentists are the best that Fleming Island has to offer.
See What Our Patients Are Saying
“I came to see Dr. Standish on the recommendation of my grandmother and mother. Dr. Standish also made me feel welcome and answered all my questions. Eagle Harbor Dental is truly our family's dental choice for all dental needs. P.S. They have the MOST comfortable dental chairs I have ever sat in!”
“From the Front Desk to the Dental Assistants - Eagle Harbor Dental is the epitome of what and how a dentist should be. The trust we feel for the staff and Dentist at this office are UNBELIEVABLE! We just wanted to THANK them in writing so our whole world knows JUST HOW GREAT THEY ARE!!”
“Been going to see Dr. Standish for many years. My teeth were a mess when I first started and now I have no issues. I'm 67 years old, I have all my own teeth, and I'm good to go for a long time. Never thought it would be that way. Along with the great dental care comes the great people that work there.”
“What makes Eagle Harbor Dental amazing is the people who are awesome at what they do. The staff that work there actually make me look forward to going to the dentist. I moved to a different county, but still make the drive.”
“The dentist used to be my least favorite place to go. I have been so blessed to find Dr. Standish & Dr. Kelly. They are phenomenal. I recommend them to anyone looking for a competent, professional, gentle and caring dentist! You will not be disappointed when you go there.”
“Eagle harbor Dental is such so amazing, I have been going there for a while now and I have had alit if Work done recently. Everyone is so friendly and my dental hygienist which I see every time I go is amazing! She always makes me feel so comfortable. Thank you for being so great! ”
“Dr. Standish is a remarkable Dentist and he has an incredible staff. He has a wonderful personality and his staff follow his example. His office is very high tech, but he likes to refer to himself as "an old school Dentist".”
“I am happy to have found Eagle Harbor Dental, and their great team. My first visit was to outline options for some dental work and they were very thorough in talking through options and next steps.”
“I had Dr. Standish recommended to me and I was immediately pleased with the recommendation, and the service received. Nice staff, lovely premises. treatments suggestions gone over thoroughly but nothing *pushed* on you. I definitely plan to continue coming here.”
“Been going there for ever. Even the people I have referred love them. They are friendly, professional and very knowledgeable about what they do. They have state of the art equipment which make procedures a breeze. Dr. Standish knows that I have had some work done.”
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