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New Patient Exam Specialist

Irene Zaki, DDS -  - General Dentist

Happy Teeth Children's Dentistry

Irene Zaki, DDS

General Dentist & Pediatric Dentist located in Riverside, CA

If you’re seeking an experienced pediatric dentistry team that eases dental fears and makes your child feel right at home, consider Happy Teeth Children's Dentistry in Riverside, California. Expert dentist Irene Zaki, DDS, and her team have the experience and expertise needed to maintain your child’s beautiful teeth and smile. Schedule a new patient exam with Happy Teeth Children's Dentistry over the phone or online today.

New Patient Exam Q&A

 What is a new patient exam?

A new patient exam at Happy Teeth Children's Dentistry is a comprehensive dental examination in which Dr. Zaki and her team evaluate your child’s teeth, gums, bite, and overall oral health. They clean your child’s teeth, take dental X-rays, and determine which preventive dentistry, restoration, surgical, or orthodontics treatment might be needed to perfect their beautiful smile.

Which new patient services are available?

Some of the numerous pediatric dental services available at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry include:

Medical history review

When your child attends a new patient exam at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry, their provider reviews their medical and dental history. They ask questions about past diagnoses, dental procedures, and any medications they take.


Each new patient exam includes digital dental X-rays to help Dr. Zaki fully evaluate your child’s dental health and development.

Preventive dentistry

Preventive dentistry at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry includes routine dental cleaning to scrape off plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth. Dr. Zaki and her team also offer fluoride treatment and sealants when necessary to protect your child’s teeth from decay.

Dental restorations

If your child has a cavity, Dr. Zaki can use fillings or a dental crown to restore their tooth and protect it from future damage.

Sedation dentistry

If your child has dental anxiety or requires oral surgery, Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry team offers nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation dentistry to put them at ease and make your child’s experience comfortable and relaxing.

Orthodontic consultations

If your child requires orthodontic treatment to correct crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, Dr. Zaki can refer them to a qualified orthodontist in your area. She and her team offer clear aligners to straighten teeth in older children.

What happens at subsequent dental appointments?

New patient exams are often longer than existing patient appointments. During each subsequent visit, your child receives dental cleaning and a comprehensive dental evaluation that builds upon their last appointment. Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry team has your child’s best interest at heart and enjoys helping them maintain beautiful smiles.

To receive quality pediatric dental care, schedule a new patient exam at Happy Teeth Children’s Dentistry over the phone or online today.