Mary Jo McGuire, D.M.D.
Dr. Mary Jo McGuire practices Pediatric Dentistry in Annandale, New Jersey.
Mary Jo McGuire, D.M.D.
Dr. Mary Jo McGuire has been practicing Pediatric Dentistry for many years
- Dr. McGuire graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1994
- Dr. McGuire graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1996
- Dr. McGuire returned to New Jersey to begin a fulfilling career in Pediatric Dentistry.
- Dr. McGuire is on staff at the Hunterdon Medical Center
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- New Jersey Dental Association
- Central Dental Society12
- According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your child should visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive.It is helpful to let the child interact with the pediatric dentist and staff. The pediatric dentist and staff will try to engage the child in conversation.The parent’s role should be one of a silent observer and allow the child to build a rapport with the dental specialist.Empowering the child to have a dominant role in his/her own dental health will foster good oral hygiene practices into adulthood.
- Many parents may be fearful or apprehensive of their own dental visits, however, it is imperative that the parent’s feelings are NOT passed on or communicated to your child regarding their visit.We are fully aware that a child’s tears are a natural response to the unknown.We are trained and experienced in comforting a nervous or fearful child, and in many cases, can turn their anxiety around and continue to have a positive experience.Through use of positive reinforcement, even the most tentative of children can successfully complete an exam or treatment and in doing so, feel a strong sense of accomplishment.
- Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less “to-do” concerning the visit, the better.
- It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle,” “shot,” “pull,” “drill,” or “hurt,”. Pediatric dental offices make a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening for the child.
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Please contact the office for information regarding insurances.