Helping children develop healthy smiles
From its inception, Smilen Dental Group, formerly known as Meslin Pediatric & Family Dentistry has provided pediatric dentistry in Wallingford, Meriden, Cheshire, and the surrounding communities. Our founder Dr. Meslin, who retired in 2017, worked with the goal to provide quality care to children in a family friendly environment. Dr. Min Deng, our board certified pediatric specialist continues to help children develop healthy smiles that will last a lifetime.
The treatments provided by Dr. Min, are uniquely able to treat children for their various dental concerns.
We start seeing children at age 1, as recommended by both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Starting early establishes a dental home for children, where growth and development can be monitored along with inculcating healthy dental practices. A child’s comfort is just as important to a successful dental visit as the results of the treatment. Our team at Smilen Dental Group works to ensure that each child receives his or her oral care in a relaxed and secure environment. Parents are encouraged to remain with their child during treatment.
Our dedication to provide quality, minimally invasive car has pushed us to invest in cutting edge technology so procedures are quick and painless. We use our Solea Laser when possible for restoring teeth that have cavities. Laser surgery on soft tissue eliminates the need for scalpels and sutures to address soft tissue conditions. With this advanced technology, we can perform frenectomies ( tongue and lip tie release) in affected newborns to enable proper breast or bottle feeding, It has also been helpful in alleviating speech and other issues in older children and adults.
In select circumstances, Dr. Min partners with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to provide pediatric dental services under general anesthesia. Children with special needs and cases of extensive restorative treatment can benefit from the sedation and patient-focused care of a pediatric hospital environment.