Our Services

Glendale Children’s Dentistry is proud to offer the following services for your child.

Preventive Dentistry

Infant Oral Care

How early should a child have their very first visit? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, an infant should be seen by a board certified pediatric dentist by the age of one or six months after the eruption of the first tooth.  During this first visit, Dr. Shakeh can check your baby’s oral development, provide helpful tips on oral hygiene, and make sure there are no signs of early childhood decay.  

Young Children and Adolescents  

As toddlers grown into young children, it is critical to maintain good oral habits.  Toddlers usually have all of their teeth by the age of 3 and the first adult teeth erupt around the age of 6.  Preventing decay is a top priority in this age group. Dr. Shakeh will check your child’s teeth every six months to ensure proper oral development and will provide age appropriate oral hygiene instructions and provide preventative care. 


As children grown into their teens, their lives get busier and they gain more independence in their oral hygiene and diet putting their oral health at risk. Dr. Shakeh is familiar with the challenges of dental care for teens and will provide appropriate treatment plans to help your child get through these years and grown into a healthy young adult. 

Special Health Care Needs

Children with special needs require extra attention in their everyday lives. At Glendale Children’s Dentistry we take pride in being able to help all children, including those with mental, physical, or sensory special needs. 

Dr. Shakeh was highly trained at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in providing dental care to children with special health care needs. At our facility, we strive to make any necessary accommodations to make your child’s visit pleasant in a safe and comfortable environment. 

Pediatric Dental Emergencies

If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office immediately.  When dental emergencies occur, waiting days to be seen by a dentist is not an option.  We can manage most tooth related emergencies in house and are committed to helping your child when they have dental injury or pain in a timely manner. Please give our office a call right away if your child is experiencing a dental emergency. 

Dental Fillings

More than half of children over the age of six develop dental decay.  If left untreated, this can lead to pain and infection and even the loss of the tooth.  Dental fillings are used to treat cavities in both baby and adult teeth. When filling a tooth, Dr. Shakeh will use local anesthetic to numb the tooth and the gums around it.  She will then remove the decay and replace the missing tooth structure with a tooth colored resin restoration. This restoration will then be trimmed and smoothed for comfort.  Resin restorations are strong filling materials and should last many years as long as your child maintains good hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing and consuming a healthy diet low in sugar and other carbohydrates. 

Some situations require filling materials other than tooth colored resin restoration.  During your consultation appointment, Dr. Shakeh will discuss all the options available and help you select a material that is right for your child and the particular tooth. 

Pulpal therapy and Crowns

A pulpotomy/pulpectomy is a procedure performed on a baby tooth with a very deep cavity affecting the nerve or the pulp.  The affected pulp is removed sometimes leaving behind healthy tissue so that the tooth may heal and be able to function normally moving forward.  A crown is then placed to cover the remaining tooth structure.  The crown is essentially a “cap” that is placed on the tooth to prevent further damage and complications.  At Glendale Children’s Dentistry, we provide both stainless steel crowns as well as tooth colored alternatives.  Dr. Shakeh will discuss these options with you prior to the procedure and help you decide which is best for your child. 

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are clear or tooth color coatings which are applied to the surface of the tooth to help prevent tooth decay.  Majority of dental decay occur on the back teeth.  Due to their location and grooved surface, they accumulate food and plaque easily which fuels the tooth decay causing bacteria.  Sealants are applied in a thin layer then cured with a light quickly hardening them.  This forms a barrier that prevents anything from settling on the tooth surface and harming the enamel.

Sedation Dentistry

Dental sedation is one of the best ways to help nervous or anxious children receive dental treatment in a comfortable and safe environment.  At Glendale Children’s Dentistry we offer a variety of sedation options including nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”, IV sedation, and general anesthesia.  With sedation, your child can relax and feel comfortable during the dental visit, allowing them to receive the necessary dental care without fear or anxiety.  Dr. Shakeh will discuss the different sedations options and help you decide which is the best modality for your child.