Burg children’s dentist Dr. John Gervais does more to treat them than any other dentist in the United States.
Gervas work with children with dental problems, from oral health to tooth extraction and filling.
“We’re all about helping them to achieve their full potential and to help them achieve the best possible outcome,” Gervaas said.
He said dentists in his state, Florida, and California have a very strong track record of working with kids with dental issues.
“Our dental students have very high rates of success, and they are successful because they’re doing it well,” he said.
“In other areas of the country, it is very difficult to do this type of work because they have to do the work on the kids themselves.
In other areas, it’s very difficult because they do not have dental training.”
Dr. Gevais has had to work with kids for more than 10 years.
He has worked in schools, hospitals, and in the dental office.
Gervais has worked on kids in a lot of different situations.
For example, he worked with kids in kindergarten, when their parents could not afford dental care.
“I had a very tough childhood, and I was in a very dysfunctional household,” Gevaas recalled.
“My parents had an issue with me getting the gum out of my mouth.
I had to be supervised for a period of time.
That was very difficult.”
When Gervays kids were in kindergarten and beyond, he began working with the children.
Gavas said he worked on children for many years and was in school when he was a teenager.
“My parents were not able to afford dental insurance and they needed the dental care,” he explained.
“They had to get help from a pediatrician to do dental care, and that’s what I did.”
He worked in private practice for many more years, before he decided to focus on kids.
“At the end of the day, it comes down to the kid,” Gavais said.
“I have a strong sense of compassion for the kid.”
When it comes to dentists, he said the key to dental success is “teaching the kids about the value of oral health and helping them understand that oral health matters.”
For example, Gervias advice on helping kids achieve oral health is to educate them about the importance of a healthy oral microbiome.
“Teaching oral health means not only educating kids about oral health but teaching them about healthy oral health, which is about being able to maintain a healthy mouth and a healthy diet,” Gvaas said, adding that oral hygiene is about ensuring a healthy gut and digestive system.
In the last year, Gevas and his team have worked on more than 150 kids with oral health issues.
The goal of their dental work is to “build the relationship that allows them to become dental professionals,” he added.
For children who have dental problems that are affecting oral health or are developing them, Dr. Gavas’ advice is simple: Get help.
“When you have a child who’s having problems with oral problems, they can’t do it themselves,” he noted.
“The child has to be assisted by their dentist.”