We are definitely passionate about education. If we can educate and make our patients partners with us, we think that’s one of the keys to creating happy, healthy smiles that can last a lifetime. At Woodhill Dental Specialties, we’re more than just dentists and orthodontists; we are educators at heart. Many of our patients are young kids still developing their brushing and flossing skills. Teaching them proper dental care early on will help them maintain those beautiful smiles for years to come. But there’s more to it than just showing them how to brush and floss properly. We make it fun and easy to understand the “whys” behind what we’re asking them to do. This helps them not only learn what to do, but it motivates kids to use those skills at home.
Every single person is here to help our patients succeed. And we think the best way to do that is not by filling cavities and fixing problems after the fact — but by giving them the tools and empowering them to take care of themselves.
“It’s one thing to tell a child you need to floss, but it’s another to tell a child, ‘this is why you have to floss. The education is everything because when they’re at home, and they’re staring at the floss on the counter, deciding whether or not they want to pick it up and put it in their mouth, they motivate themselves to do it.”– Dr. Aleco Tujios, pediatric dentist
Our dentists and orthodontists are well known in their fields for their academic knowledge and their technical skills. Both Dr. Aleco Tujios and our orthodontist, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, have earned master’s degrees and keep up with the latest innovation in dentistry and orthodontics. They’ve even shared their expertise through lectures and conference appearances.
Our doctors aren’t the only ones dedicated to educating our patients. Everyone in our office is an educator. We see kids as young as their very first teeth, and we’re constantly educating them every time they come in. We take it very seriously. Education is so important to us, that we even take it into the classrooms in our community. Our team members visit local schools to teach kids oral hygiene habits — we even do a lot virtually now.
It’s one thing for us to just take care of a patient’s teeth. But if we can give a child the education and the tools to maintain that smile, years after they’ve left our office, that’s a win. If we can reach just one kid at one school, then we feel like we’ve accomplished something.
We want to form a true partnership with you to maintain your oral health. That type of deeper relationship means our patients feel comfortable with us and aren’t afraid to ask questions or express concerns about their dental health.
“The more that we can share, the more that we can teach, then the more that they can be a partner,” says Dr. Johnson.
That partnership means we’re here to guide patients of all ages to excellent oral health. So whether it’s finding out when it’s time to take your child to the dentist for the first time or identifying whether they need braces, our team is available to answer your questions and address your concerns.
“If we can give you the education and tools that you need to maintain that smile and be healthy years after you leave our office, that’s a win,” said Dr. Tujios.