Dr. Steve and Kelly Dove are general dentists who also see children.

We love seeing children at Nixa Smiles

Bring the entire family in and we can try to schedule everyone at the same time. We recommend a “Happy Visit” at the first appointment. During that appointment, our Nixa Smiles team will complete all charting, necessary X-rays, a cleaning, brushing instructions, a fluoride treatment, and possibly sealants. Dr Dove will speak with the parent or guardian about all dental findings, dental development, diet assessment, and treatment options. We try to keep this appointment as fun and stressless as possible.

Relaxation options for chilren

If treatment is recommended, we encourage the use of nitrous oxide or minimal conscious sedation for relaxation. The following services are available:

  • All-white fillings
  • Sealants
  • Removal of baby teeth
  • Space maintainers
  • Retainers
  • Children’s crowns
  • Baby-tooth root canals
  • Treatment of tooth trauma
  • Fluoride exposure
  • And more

Dental service for children under 5

Even children under the age of five are encouraged for happy visits on the lap of a parent in the treatment room. During this visit, the parent or guardian will hold the child and Dr. Dove will take a look into the mouth. If significant treatment is recommended for patients under the age of five, a specialist might be consulted. Our goal at Nixa Smiles is to provide a fun and happy atmosphere for children to help encourage healthy dental behavior for the rest of their lives.