As a D.M.D. (Doctor of Medical Dentistry), specializing in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Robbins has years of advanced, post-doctoral academic and clinical training, extending well beyond care for children's teeth. Dr. Robbins has years of training covering the entire continuum of childhood development, from infancy, through childhood and adolescence.
Dr. Robbins considers the health and well being of the entire patient, not just the patient's teeth, gums, and oral cavity. Comprehensive initial exams, diagnostic procedures, prescribed treatments, and recommended patient follow-up take into consideration, if indicated by patient history or initial findings, the presence not only of common and usually correctable conditions (for example, cavities and tooth crowding), but also, the existence of congenital conditions, the risk or existence of childhood diseases, and/or special needs. Also trained in orofacial myofunctional therapy, Dr. Robbins can identify and treat anatomical factors and behaviors that may affect breathing, speech, facial development, and even posture.
Dr. Robbins' experience in private practice, in university-based pediatric dentistry, and at the preeminent Children's Hospital of Philadephia, means that our patients benefit from Dr. Robbins' extensive range of clinical knowledge and practical ability.
Web Sites for Authoritative Information
Following are links to web sites where parents and caregivers can find information on a wide range of subjects related to dental health and children. We encourage parents and caregivers to become self-informed about their children's dental health needs, and to come to appointments with questions for Dr. Robbins and our staff.