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3 months, 3 weeks ago 2

Should You Whiten your Child’s Teeth?

Many parents come to us and wonder why their young child’s teeth are so yellow. The answer may surprise you.

Pediatric Dentist Dr-Jill Lasky tells us if teeth whitening is appropriate for your child.  If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.

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A Visit to Lasky Pediatric Dental Group
4 months ago 0

A Visit to Lasky Pediatric Dental Group

Jennifer is a first-time mom of an adorable baby boy. He chipped his tooth she went to her pediatrician who recommended she see a pediatric dentist. One of her friends referred her to Lasky Pediatric Dental Group and this is her story.

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Pediatric Dental Emergency? LPDG On Call 24/7
7 months, 2 weeks ago 0

Pediatric Dental Emergency? LPDG On Call 24/7


Parents what would you do if your child had a dental emergency? If it’s appears to be something minor, you most likely can treat it yourself. But if your child’s tooth has been knocked out, is very loose and/or if they are bleeding and it doesn’t stop fairly soon, you should definitely see your pediatric dentist.

If you are having a pediatric dental emergency, rest assured you will be able to have your child attended to 24/7. Just call our office during regular business hours, to arrange for your child to be seen as soon as possible. If it is after regular business hours, even if it’s in the middle of the night, Dr. Jill and/or Dr. Michael Lasky can be reached via their pager. Yes, the pediatric dentists still use pagers. Dr. Michael explains why in this video.

And Whether your child is one of our regulars patients or even if they are not, these dedicated pediatric dentists make themselves available any time they are needed. They will even come into the office in the middle of the night, if your child needs immediate attention. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to call, we can let you know how to treat the situation at home. The bottom line is your child’s oral health is our #1 priority.

If you have any other questions about this or any other of our services, we invite you to write or call us.

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Making Your Child Feel Safe at the Dentist
8 months ago 0

Making Your Child Feel Safe at the Dentist


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At Lasky Pediatric Dental Group, our mission is make sure our all of our young patients never have an unpleasant dental experience. Children are never pushed to be treated before they’re receptive and sometimes we ask parents to come in a couple of  times before their first exam to familiarize themselves with the office setting.

Dr. Jill Lasky treats dental patient on her lapThe Lasky Pediatric Dental Group prides itself on being a fear-free zone. Once in our office, if your child does not want to go into our exam room and sit in the dental chair – even on mom’s lap – we might take them to the toy box or our home-like waiting room and do the exam there.    In our Dr. Jill explains the clever ways she and Dr. Michael get their young patients to enjoy their visits. Are your children afraid of the dentist?

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KTLA - Health Smart: Summer Dental Health Tips with Dr. Jill Lasky
8 months, 2 weeks ago 0

KTLA – Health Smart: Summer Dental Health Tips with Dr. Jill Lasky

Lasky Pediatric Dental Group’s Dr. Jill Lasky was asked to contribute to a KTLA Channel 5 Health Smart report. The result is a very informative segment from reporter Lu Parker on how best to keep your children cavity-free in spite of summer’s sugary temptations.

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How to Find a Pediatric Dentist?
8 months, 3 weeks ago 0

How to Find a Pediatric Dentist?

Whether you are a new parent looking for your first pediatric dentist or are trying to find a new one, do you know the right questions to ask so you can find the best dental home for your family? Dr. Michael Lasky gives some of the best questions parents should ask when looking for a new oral health care practitioner for your child.

Please feel free to call us at the Lasky Pediatric Dental Group during regular business hours if you have any more questions:
818-465-7545 or if you have a DENTAL EMERGENCY, Drs. Michael and Jill Lasky can be reached on our 24/7 EMERGENCY PAGER: 818-215-0102

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Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?
9 months, 1 week ago 0

Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric Dentists are considered primary care doctors the same as pediatricians.  It is a dental specialty that requires additional specialized training to be able to provide oral health care for children ranging in age from first tooth to their teenage years.

In this segment, Dr. Michael Lasky of the Lasky Pediatric Dental Group explains why parents should choose a pediatric dentist over a general dentist for their child’s oral health care.  In addition to receiving a dental degree, Dr. Michael Lasky goes into detail about the additional courses required to become a pediatric dentist.

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Your Visit to LPDG
10 months, 1 week ago 0

Your Visit to LPDG

 

What to Expect at Your Child’s Visit to Lasky Pediatric Dental Group

Parents are the ones who do the interviewing to find a pediatric dentist for their children. Or they will ask for referrals from other parents. Did you ever wonder what the kids think about going to their dentist?

Simona is a patient at Lasky Pediatric Dental Group and tells us about her experience at LPDG with Dr. Jill Lasky and Dr. Michael Lasky and what a young patient can expect on a visit to her pediatric dentists.

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Autism Awareness Month 2016
1 year, 1 month ago 0

Autism Awareness Month 2016

Saturday April 2, 2016, was World Autism Awareness day and L.A’s Autism Speaks Walk marked the official kick-off of our city’s celebration of Autism Awareness Month,  a worldwide movement consisting of a series of events and fundraisers to educate and enlist support of those not directly affected by someone with autism. Dr. Micheal and Dr. Jill Lasky are longtime supporters of the L.A. event and its founding organization Autism Speaks.  Over the past few years, the Lasky Pediatric Group team has participated in this fundraising walk or have supported patients’ families who had created walking teams.

This year, the Autism Speaks Walk 2016 raised over $1.2 million dollars which will go to support research, education, and family support programs. For more information about Autism Speaks or to make a donation help them meet their goal, please go to the Autism Speaks Los Angeles Walk 2016  website.

Autism Speaks LA Walk 2015The Lasky Pediatric Dental Group holds their young patients on the autism spectrum as well as those with other special needs in a special place in their heart.  Many parents come to find the Lasky Pediatric Dental group after many years and just as many unsuccessful attempts to get their child proper pediatric dental care with or without sedation. Dr. Michael and Dr. Jill are known for their high success rate in caring for special needs children with no sedation, although they have it just in case.  The Drs. Lasky and their team of dental assistants, hygienists, and even the front desk personnel, are all highly experienced and sensitive to the needs of these very special patients and their families.

How do Dr. Michael and Dr. Jill  succeed where some other pediatric dentists may fail? Both of their Studio City and Tarzana offices were specifically designed to look like an average a living room, with couches, chairs and a child’s play area.  The one thing you won’t find in their offices, are TVs or video games, also purposefully done to prevent  overstimulating all of their young patients.

A young patient gets a pediatric dental exam on Dr. Jill Lasky's lap.Again, while many pediatric dentists prefer to sedate the special needs or highly fearful patient, Dr. Michael and Dr. Jill may use
it as a very last resort. Their gentle and effective method – scheduling several short visits over weeks or months, as long as it takes – eases a child into the dental experience.  Plus, the Drs. Lasky will treat a child where she or he is more comfortable which can be in their home-like waiting room, on the floor near the toy box or on a parent’s lap. Other siblings or family members are also invited to participate in the “treatment” of the child to make him or her more at ease.

It’s a very happy day for all, when one of their special needs patients allows Dr. Michael or Dr. Jill to look in their mouth and proceed with an exam. Some parents say that their embracing of their pediatric dental experience dental experience has helped their child grow more confident and secure in other areas of their life.  Not to mention that they did not to have their child subjected to unnecessary sedation.

Finding a pediatric dentist who is experienced with special needs children may be a daunting task. Below, the Drs. Lasky offer several tips to help you find the perfect pediatric dentist for your family and your child’s particular needs:

  • Ask your local Autism Speaks group or other similar organization for recommendations
  • Ask other parents or neighbors or teachers for pediatric dentist referrals
  • Make sure you get several recommendations, meet the dentists to ask about their methods and philosophy
  • Don’t be afraid to “shop around” – you should feel comfortable with the entire staff and not just the doctor
  • Go with your gut and you will find the right pediatric dentist for your child

If you live in the Greater Los Angeles area, the Lasky Pediatric Dental Group always welcomes young patients on the autism spectrum or with other special needs to their practice.  You may call one of our offices or email us with any questions and in case of pediatric dental emergency, please call their 24/7 EMERGENCY PAGER: 818.215.0102.

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1 year, 1 month ago 0

Poison Prevention – What Parents Need to Know

During this year’s Poison Prevention Week, we were reminded of the many ways you can protect your child from accidental poisoning. While the statistics may be scary – almost two million calls made to the poison prevention hotline each year and of those almost half are children under the age of five – the solutions are simple.

Dr. Michael and Dr. Jill Lasky are ardent supporters of SafeKids.org, the national organization dedicated to keeping our children safe from the preventable causes of accidents and death. Their website has several great articles on poison prevention, medication safety and a great infographic that are great information resources.

At the Lasky Pediatric Dental Group, many parents ask us about the safety of fluoride in toothpastes. While fluoride may be Most of us are aware of the usual offenders, household cleaners, prescription and non-prescription medications, art supplies, and personal care products -including makeup, to name a few. But how many of you have thought about the dangers of fluoride

D But – how often do you take inventory to insure these and other potentially deadly products are well out of the reach of your child? The Safe Kids Organization offers many great articles and resources for all to learn about poison prevention from on storing through disposal of hazardous items.

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https://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_risks/medication
https://www.safekids.org/infographic/medication-safety-infographic
https://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/3-17-2016_med_safety_infographic_v13-2_pages.pdf

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