Important Announcement: COVID-19
Dear Patients, Friends and Colleagues
We would like to inform you that Dr Kareen’s Specialist Paediatric Dental practice will temporarily postpone all routine and non-urgent, elective treatment from Monday morning March 30th 2020. We appreciate these are extremely difficult times for our patients, families and staff as we navigate through the COVID-19 epidemic and the ongoing risk of community transmission.
We have taken the advice from the Australian Federal and NSW Governments, along with the ADA and other regulatory bodies to immediately minimise non-essential dental care.
The health and wellbeing of our patients, their families and staff are our priority and we believe we have an important role to play in the prevention of the COVID-19 spread.
Although we are temporarily closed, please be assured of our commitment to providing emergency support, advice and temporary measures during this time. We will regularly check our messages and email correspondence and endeavour to connect with you to ensure the ongoing welfare of the children in our community. You can email us directly by clicking here.
Acute emergency follow-up will continue via the Westmead Children’s Hospital 02 9845 0000
Thank you for your support of Kids Chompers and for your understanding during these uncertain times.
Please stay safe and well and we look forward to providing our best care as soon as it is safe to do so.
Dr Kareen and Staff
What is Paediatric Dentistry?
Paediatric Dentistry is a Specialty within the broader discipline of dental practice. This speciality is associated with the provision of comprehensive care for children and adolescents particularly focusing on all aspects of oral and craniofacial health and development. For some children, diagnosis of particular problems, dental or surgical management and subsequent treatment often involves a unique approach, which may not be possible within the routine scope of the family dental practitioner.
Paediatric Dentists undergo further specialised training in accredited University and Hospital facilities which equips them and their staff in establishing the necessary skill base and expertise - in providing a practice environment to carry out comprehensive management of children and adolescents in a safe, positive and predictable setting.
Specialist Paediatric Dentists are highly qualified practitioners registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as well as with the Dental Board of Australia.
Why Sydney Paediatric Dental Services?
Dr Kareen Mekertichian established Sydney Paediatric Dental Services, based in the North Shore of Sydney, Chatswood soon after registering as a Board Qualified Specialist Paediatric Dentist. The Kids Chompers practice has continued to develop and expand since the initial set up of the surgery in 1995, with a focus on providing a totally comprehensive specialist service focusing on the oral health of children and adolescents. Our aim is to provide a "dental home" within which all aspects of paediatric dental management can be delivered to children and families inside a caring, supportive and nurturing environment.