Pediatric Dentist Dubai

GMC Clinics Pediatric Dentist

Best Pediatric Dentist in Dubai

Painless Dentistry for Kids

Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of dental treatment at GMCClinics that provides comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care needs for children (infants/babies through teenagers), including those with special needs (the chronically ill, disabled, or mentally challenged).  Pediatric dentists (also paediatric)  promote dental health in children while also serving as an educational resource for parents.

The child’s first visit to the dentist should take place after the appearance of the first tooth or by the child’s first birthday.
An early oral examination is very important as it helps detect the early stages of tooth decay among toddlers.

Early detection is essential to maintain oral health, change deviant habits, and treat them as simply as possible if necessary.

In addition, parents receive information on home prevention programs (brushing, flossing, fluoride use), caries (tooth decay) risk assessments, the possible effects of the finger, thumb, and pacifier habits, and advice on how to prevent mouth and tooth injuries in their children.

It is important that children have a great introduction to dental treatment and feel comfortable from their very first visit.

At GMCClinics, we aim to make each dental visit a positive experience for you and your child.

Visit our leading Kids’ Dental Clinics in Dubai for your child’s complete oral and dental health care by our #1 Pediatric dentist, Dr. Sapna Hegde.


A life dedicated to children’s dental care, Dr. Sapna Hegde ranks among the best pediatric dentists in Dubai.

The Head of the Pediatric Dental Unit at GMCClinics, Dr. Sapna Hegde is a highly experienced DHA-certified pediatric and preventive children’s dentist who excels in the provision of painless dentistry for children and teenagers.

She has a particular interest in providing dental care for children with dental anxiety/phobia and special healthcare needs.

Dr. Sapna speaks English, Hindi, and Arabic.

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Pediatric Treatment at GMC Clinics Dubai

Pediatric dentistry provides:

  • Regular oral health exams (including caries risk assessment for infant and mother)
  • Preventive dental care (such as brushing and diet/nutrition recommendations)
  • Providing or recommending special preventive care to safeguard against problems such as teething and gum disease
  • Habit counseling (e.g., for thumb sucking, pacifier use)
  • Assessment and treatment for teeth straightening and improper bite in the young child (interceptive orthodontics)
  • Regular cleaning and fluoride treatments; and placement of sealants to prevent cavities
  • Fillings on teeth with decay
  • Removal of loose teeth, non-restorable teeth etc followed by placement of space maintainers where required
  • Root canal treatment of baby teeth and adult teeth in children
  • Diagnosis and treatment of dental developmental difficulties (e.g., root canal treatments on adult teeth that have not fully formed)
  • Emergency management and follow-up in event of trauma and accidents resulting in fractured teeth, knocked-out teeth etc
  • Dental treatment of anxious and very young children under conscious sedation with laughing gas
  • Mouth guards for the prevention of sports injuries
  • Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defects, asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Management of gum diseases and conditions, such as paediatric periodontal disease, ulcers and tongue-tie (when the membrane that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth is shorter than normal)
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Happy Teeth

Your child’s happy smile starts with the development of good oral care habits!

At GMCClinics we focus on gentle guidance and compassionate care for children’s happy smiles.

We believe it is important to give young patients the tools they need to maintain dental health and prepare for good oral health for a lifetime.

We treat your children as if they were our own, with patience, kindness, and love. Our staff are friendly, patient, and always happy to do whatever is necessary to make you and your child feel comfortable and safe with us.

If you’re looking for a kid’s professional and experienced dentist, GMC Clinics is the place to be.

Our specialist, Dr. Sapna, proactively examines and monitors your child’s mouth to prevent problems before they occur.

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Baby and Kid's Teeth

Baby tooth development begins while the baby is still in the womb. The first buds of milk teeth appear within the baby’s jaw around the fifth week of pregnancy.

At birth, babies have 20 primary teeth well-hidden under their gums (10 in the upper jaw and 10 in the lower jaw). They are commonly known as milk teeth.

The average child has their full set of 20 primary teeth erupted in the mouth by the age of 3 years. Teething pain is common in children and can usually be managed without medication.

Around 6 years of age, baby teeth start to loosen and fall, one by one, to make place for adult teeth. It is totally normal for a child to lose their first tooth up to a year or 2 earlier or later than 6 years of age.

It is also common for baby girls to lose their teeth earlier than baby boys. The first baby tooth to fall out is usually located in the front of the lower jaw.

By the age of about 21 years, the average person has 32 permanent teeth – 16 in the upper jaw and 16 in the lower jaw.

Sedation Dentistry

Do your kids have anxiety or fear of visiting the dentist? Do they have trouble getting (and maintaining) numb from anesthetics or difficulty keeping still for extended periods of time?

If the answer is YES, then we have the solution for you. At GMCClinics, our pediatric dental specialist knows how to make children comfortable and safe and offers effective sedation.

But what is sedation dentistry concretely?

Children who experience dental anxiety can get a number of dental treatments safely and painlessly thanks to sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry has a number of advantages such as:

  • No recollection of having had the procedure
  • No feeling of time while sedated
  • Reduced/no ability to smell or hear
  • No apprehension or worry during therapy

From mild, to moderate to deep sedation, our pediatric dental specialist will advise you on what is best for your child.

Dr. Sapna Hegde offers dental treatment under conscious sedation with laughing gas/IV sedation/general anesthesia for anxious/phobic young children and teenagers.

Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation and learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method may be right for your child.

Kids advice

  • Start good oral habits early.
  • Teach kids to brush at least twice a day.
  • Get enough fluoride. Regular use of fluoride toughens the enamel.
  • Limit or avoid some foods.
  • Start good oral habits early.
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