Our office has been specially designed for children. The atmosphere of the office will reduce a child's anxiety. Children who gain proper habits early in a nurturing environment acquire positive self-esteem and confidence. Prevention of decay should begin as early as six months of age. The American Dental Association recommends visits soon after their first birthday. Allergies, illness or habits may lead to mouth-breathing which can make your child susceptible to heavy plaque accumulation and early decay. The timely guidance of erupting teeth can reduce orthodontic involvement and benefit by building an attractive smile.
If your child is over the age of 3, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
David Tang, DDS has practiced over 25 years. He is a graduate of UCLA Dental School and did his specialty residency at The University of Texas. His experience working with adults for twelve years prior to specializing in children gives him a unique perspective into planning long term benefits for your children.
Treating your children gives me no greater satisfaction. I am so thankful that the Lord granted me the gifts to care for your children's dental health. I have been blessed to practice in a community that is well-educated and aware of the benefits and opportunities for superior health for children.
When I graduated from Northwestern University, I returned to my home in California to attend the University of California, Los Angeles Dental School. I was fortunate enough to attend the University of Texas Dental School for my Pediatric Residency and fell in love with the lifestyle of the true South. Houston is a wonderful place to raise a family. We are members of Grace Presbyterian Church and live in the local community. I have been active in our professional organization, the Greater Houston Dental society, as a member, Treasurer, Vice President and President. I have traveled on mission trips to the Yucatan and the Honduras. I enjoy hunting and fishing when the opportunities arise. My other hobbies include tennis, restoring old cars, camping, and four-wheeling.
Designing treatment plans that give the best options for parents to care for their children is my sincerest desire. From care that will allow the optimal growth opportunities and the nurturing of good habits for your children to care that is restricted by other personal considerations, every child should be afforded at least routine semi-annual exposure to proper dental care. As a pediatric dental specialist, my care exceeds routine care. A detailed orthognathic examination is performed at each visit. Relating the child's health history to their dental status is vital to total health care. Diets are examined from a dental performance as well as a nutritional basis. Everything possible to make your child comfortable and safe will be provided.
I look forward to meeting you and your children. Through constant upgrading of facilities and staff we are able to provide the best care for our families. The latest technologies include digital x-rays to reduce radiation exposures and improve diagnostics to the latest fluoride choices to reduce cavities. It is truly my pleasure to serve all of your children's dental needs.
Dr . Tang is on staff at Texas Children's Hospital. Very young children or those with special needs may require use of the hospital's facilities. For your child's comfort and positive first experiences, oral conscious sedation and intravenous sedations with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist is available. When parents want the best care for their children, they come to the office of Dr. David Tang.