Laser Dentistry, Often With No Shots!
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Why NoPo Kids and a Whole Body Approach is Different...
At NoPo Kids Dentistry, we believe in whole body health and know that the health of our children's mouths directly impacts their systemic well-being! The mouth IS NOT a separate part of us, but rather it is the gateway into our bodies. We focus on providing exceptional dental services centered around functional and holistic practices and offer services and an experience unlike no other, with a main focus on the emotional health of the child and the family. What makes us different:
- Doctor Staci has additional training and certifications above and beyond dentistry including: laser certification, ozone certification, Myofunctional Therapy, Breathe Institute Ambassador, and is a Certified International Health Coach. In 2022 she will also hold her Naturopathic Medical Dentistry and integrative Biological Dental Medicine Certification and a Certification from the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is also beginning her Masters in Human Nutrition And Functional Medicine.
- NoPo Team Members also have additional training in sleep and airway health, nutrition, myofunctional therapy, behavioral management, oral microbiome support, and ozone therapy.
Unique services and offerings:
- Laser dentistry with NO shots and often NO drills
- Only the most non-toxic materials like ceramic fillings and crowns
- Cavity arrest/reversal/remineralization protocols
- Oral microbiome support
- Ozone therapy
- CO2 laser frenectomies
- Breathe Institute Ambassador and Affiliate
- Extensive sleep and airway screening
- Myofunctional assessments and early Functional Appliances
- Extensive nutritional guidance and connecting oral disease to any systemic issues including nutritional deficiencies and food sensitivities
- A Whole Body, collaborative approach with naturopaths, nutritionists, ENT's, functional orthodontists, IBCLC's, OMFT's and functional medicine doctors
- Self-prophy learning where child and parent get hands-on techniques and instruction for optimal oral hygiene
- Thorough hygiene and lifestyle education at every appointment for true prevention including detailed and elaborate infographics, handouts, and an extensive new patient folder filled with additional educational materials for at- home study.
Meet Our Doctor
Doctor Anastacia “Staci” Whitman grew up in Holden, Maine, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maine and her Dental Degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She worked as a general dentist for two years before being accepted into Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). There, she completed an additional two years of pediatric dental training, earning a certificate in pediatric dentistry from OHSU. Doctor Staci became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2012 and is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the Holistic Dental Association.
Functional and Holistic Kids Dentist in North Portland
Mission StatementOur mission at NoPo Kids Dentistry is to create a super fun, positive, and happy dental experience all while providing a whole-body and holistic approach to your child’s dental needs. We believe diet is the key to overall health and focus on providing only the most natural and up-to-date treatment options for your child. We dream of a world without cavities and will work to encourage your child to “eat a rainbow” for optimal health!
First Visit to NoPo Kids Dentistry and Doctor StaciAt NoPo Kids Dentistry, Doctor Staci, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), recommend to establish a "Dental Home" for your child by around one year of age. Children who have a dental home at younger ages are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care, as well they are more likely to avoid future dental issues and disease. They also learn early to love the dentist and are less apt to have fear and phobias with coming to see us. Learn More
What is Functional and Holistic Dentistry?As a holistic dentist and a member of the Holistic Dental Association, Doctor Staci thinks about your child’s body as a whole and not just your child’s teeth and mouth. We thoroughly examine and discuss how one part of the human body can affect another part and talk a lot about how we are an interconnected system...not just a bunch of separate body parts. Learn More
Functional and Holistic Dentistry
As a holistic dentist and a member of the Holistic Dental Association, Doctor Staci thinks about your child’s body as a whole and not just your child’s teeth and mouth.
We are fortunate to be among a few dental practices in the country trained use ozone in treatment. Ozone has been used in healthcare throughout Europe and South America for years.
Doctor Staci and the entire NoPo Kids Dentistry team always try to leave time available in the schedule for same day dental emergencies.
Oral Hygiene & Nutritional Counseling
Doctor Staci’s favorite phrase is “Eat A Rainbow!” It’s an easy way to teach kids that foods that are vibrant and colorful are healthier for us.
Esthetic Crown Options
Deeper cavities that extend into the nerve of a tooth often need full coverage crowns to protect them from breaking and leakage.
Growth and Development Assessment
Every time your child see Doctor Staci and the team at NoPo Kids Dentistry, she completes an thorough assessment of their growth and development.
Excellent staff and service. Both our boys were super nervous about getting their teeth cleaned. The folks here did everything they could to make our boys' experiences fun and as worry-free as possible. All of the chairs have a fun pillow pet stuffed animal and also a TV on the ceiling with kids movies on it.
- Red D.
We had our first appointment this morning with Dr. Staci for our 2-year old. We were so impressed with this office! They were welcoming and had great toys to play with while we waited (which wasn't long). The dentist and assistant were great at helping our little guy feel comfortable and gave us great tips for healthy teeth! We'll definitely be telling our friends with little ones about this office.
- Abby O.
Everyone was so kind, efficient, and amazing! I was definitely nervous for my son and that was wiped away the second we walked in the door. Great experience. He can't wait to go back to the "tooth doctor."