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Announcement - Covid-19 Protocol as of Mar. 12, 2022

Our updated protocols for patients have been determined by both the government of Washington State as well as the ADA (American Dental Association) as of March 12, 2022, we ask for your cooperation as we continue to follow their advice to promote a safe environment for our patients and staff.

In accordance with Washington state mandate, we are still asking all patients over the age of two years to bring and wear a face mask or covering over the nose and mouth before entering our offices, As well as to keep maintaining social distancing. We are asking family groups to be limited to a minimum and to remain together whenever possible. In addition we also ask that you begin the check in process by calling our office once you are safely parked. This allows our staff to analyze the amount of space available in our lobby and advise you whether or not our safety guidelines allow for you to enter.

Face shields is an acceptable alternative for those who cannot wear masks nor have their nose and mouth covered. In the instance a patient or family member cannot wear either, please call us! We will do our best to work with you to accommodate such needs with the recognition that the times when we can schedule these patients are limited due to safety guidelines we must follow in order to continue operating.

After you have been given the go ahead to enter the lobby please proceed to the front desk so that we can complete your check in. We will ask everyone entering to sanitize their hands with our provided sanitizer, if you or your child are sensitive to sanitizer please let us know and we will provide the code to the bathroom where hands can be washed instead [In the Bonney lake location our bathroom is in the office, and the hand sanitizer station is just inside the front door to the lobby]. Finally, we are required to go through a standardized questionnaire, in addition to our usual paperwork at check in. The whole check in process can take up to ten minutes for existing patients. We would like new patients to arrive fifteen to twenty minutes early to give extra time for your first intake.

Our team thanks you for your continuing patience and cooperation as we navigate these challenging times! We hope that this announcement has answered all of your questions, but if it has not please don't hesitate to call us. The comfort of our patients is important to us and our team would be more than happy to speak with you!

Dr. Sakai & Staff
Just for kids dentistry

Welcome Dr. Yoshioka!

We're happy to announce that Dr. Misa Yoshioka has joined the Just for Kids Dentistry team. Read more about Dr. Yoshioka. here.

Welcome to Just for Kids Dentistry!

It is a special place just for kids that meets their specific dental needs. Our office is a wonderful place where every child comes first. As specialists with years of advanced training in pediatric dentistry Dr. Sakai strives to give every child the treatment and care they need while creating fun and positive experieces. It is important to us that your child is comfortable and feels special during their visits. This helps insure a positive attitude torwards maintianing healthy smiles and preventative care.

We now have two offices

For your convenience, we now have two offices to better serve you. Our brand new Bonney Lake office is located just off State Route 410 near the Tall Firs Regal Cinema. You’ll find our original Puyallup office located on River Road, next to Fred Meyer and Starbucks. Both locations are accepting new patients, and accept most insurance.

One phone number two great locations 253.200.2500

Pediatric Dentist are Different!

There really is a difference between a dentist trained as a pediatric specialist and a regular general dentist. Pediatric dentists are general dentists who complete two or more years of training after dental school. They receive a detailed education in childhood development, orthodontics and child psychology. During this training they work only with children. Because of this, they gain experience in dealing with kids during different developmental stages. A pediatric dentist uses special equipment for children, such as smaller x-ray film and smaller drills. Many offer educational materials to help both the child and parent learn about dental hygiene.

One of the biggest differences between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist, is the advanced training on behavior management. During the extra two years of training, the specialist perfects simple behavior management techniques, such as distraction. The pediatric dentist is also trained in more advanced techniques such as nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and even treatment under general anesthesia.

Another large difference in training is the specialist’s experience with special needs children. From treating children with ADHD or autism, or any behavior issues, the pediatric dentist has received formal training. He or she is also well versed in treating children with medical issues. These children are medically compromised and they require special treatment.

At Just for Kids Dentistry, we welcome all children, from the easy manageable child, to the child with medical issues. We realize that oral health is important to all children, and all children deserve to have access to care.