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At Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates there is nothing more important than your child’s safety!

Most dental procedures in children are completed local anesthesia; however, very young, fearful or uncooperative children may require sedation. Intravenous (IV) sedation is a deep sleep that insulates your child from the stress and discomfort associated with dental procedures.

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Dr. Alvarez & R.N Lauren are simply amazing. My daughter who is 5, was very nervous about going & take a nap while her dental work was completed. Nurse Lauren, made Lillian feel completely comfortable and excited. After meeting Dr. Alvarez, he too just puts a parents mind at ease. I would highly recommend Dr. Alvarez and his team to any & all. Thank you to PDAA for your time, courteous manners, kindness, caring persona all around. ... See MoreSee Less

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I would like to talk about my experience today with my son. He had an appointment today at 9 o'clock to get his cavity filled. We arrived to the dentist early and we were greeted by paramedic Shim. What a joy of fresh air he was.

He walked over to my son and started bouncing a ball with his Spiderman shirt on and started to warm up to my son in a conversation with him to see what his interests are. Shim has the best personality, just a pleasure to be around.

After my son started to run around the lobby playing with all the toys, Shim came over to my husband and to talk us through what was going to be happening and then he walked away. He gave my son an iPad to play with. As I looked over it looked like my son was driving a car.

I'd say about five minutes later he comes back with another shirt on talking to my son about angry birds. Then Shim started having a conversation with my son talking about how Angry Birds was going to give him something to smell which was codeword for anesthesia.

We went into the back room with my husband and my son and we sat down with Dr. Garcia, the Anesthesiologist where we were asked more questions about my sons health. In the meantime, when we entered the room they were stickers all over the table especially ninja turtles which my son loves.

Then Dr. Tejada the dentist came in to speak to us too. All of them just made me feel so comfortable.

In order for them to get my son out of the room they suggested that they go on a scavenger hunt to look for a toy. So they got my son all energized up and they started the search. My son went out of the room to the left which was the surgery room and my husband I went to the right which was to the lobby. I was to nervous to wait so I decided to step outside and walk back-and-forth. With in five minutes my son Shim came outside to say that my son was under for about 6 minutes and he did great and that it couldn't be any better.

During the procedure I was outside and the paramedic Shim came out to me to inform me of the status and made me feel so relieved. Then I went back into the waiting room and then Connie the nurse came over to me and my husband and made us feel also relieved with her scenarios of how good the doctors are.

The ladies at the front desk were so sweet I was chitchatting to them to relieve my stress. Then when my son woke up paramedic Shim came over to us and asked us to come to the back to see my son and when I entered the room he was holding my son in his arms as if it was his own child. Connie was in the room and all of us were chitchatting until my son woke up. During that time the anesthesiologist came in twice to check on us .

When Shim felt it was safe for my son to go home he walked us to the car said goodbye to all of us and we drove off.

I would recommended this office 100% to anyone with a child that needs a dentist. I also didn't state that I had a really bad experience before I found this dentist and now we decided that this is the place that is best for our child.

After we got home, (4) hours later I received a phone call from the Shim to check in on Jaden. I'm telling you this man is amazing.
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I would like to talk about my experience today with my son. He had an appointment today at 9 o'clock to get his cavity filled. We arrived to the dentist early and we were greeted by paramedic Shim. What a joy of fresh air he was.

He walked over to my son and started bouncing a ball with his Spiderman shirt on and started to warm up to my son in a conversation with him to see what his interests are. Shim has the best personality, just a pleasure to be around.

After my son started to run around the lobby playing with all the toys, Shim came over to my husband and to talk us through what was going to be happening and then he walked away. He gave my son an iPad to play with. As I looked over it looked like my son was driving a car.

I'd say about five minutes later he comes back with another shirt on talking to my son about angry birds. Then Shim started having a conversation with my son talking about how Angry Birds was going to give him something to smell which was codeword for anesthesia.

We went into the back room with my husband and my son and we sat down with Dr. Garcia, the Anesthesiologist where we were asked more questions about my sons health. In the meantime, when we entered the room they were stickers all over the table especially ninja turtles which my son loves.

Then Dr. Tejada the dentist came in to speak to us too. All of them just made me feel so comfortable.

In order for them to get my son out of the room they suggested that they go on a scavenger hunt to look for a toy. So they got my son all energized up and they started the search. My son went out of the room to the left which was the surgery room and my husband I went to the right which was to the lobby. I was to nervous to wait so I decided to step outside and walk back-and-forth. With in five minutes my son Shim came outside to say that my son was under for about 6 minutes and he did great and that it couldn't be any better.

During the procedure I was outside and the paramedic Shim came out to me to inform me of the status and made me feel so relieved. Then I went back into the waiting room and then Connie the nurse came over to me and my husband and made us feel also relieved with her scenarios of how good the doctors are.

The ladies at the front desk were so sweet I was chitchatting to them to relieve my stress. Then when my son woke up paramedic Shim came over to us and asked us to come to the back to see my son and when I entered the room he was holding my son in his arms as if it was his own child. Connie was in the room and all of us were chitchatting until my son woke up. During that time the anesthesiologist came in twice to check on us .

When Shim felt it was safe for my son to go home he walked us to the car said goodbye to all of us and we drove off.

I would recommended this office 100% to anyone with a child that needs a dentist. I also didn't state that I had a really bad experience before I found this dentist and now we decided that this is the place that is best for our child.

After we got home, (4) hours later I received a phone call from the Shim to check in on Jaden. I'm telling you this man is amazing.
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Our sweet son, Canyon, had dental surgery yesterday and I have to say..Dr. Vila, Victoria, and the rest of the team far surpassed our expectations and not only eased our minds but made this a fun experience for Cannie, amazing!! We have eight children and this was by far the most pleasant medical/dental experience we have had to date. He was in the best hands. We can't thank you enough for paying close attention to every detail, allaying our fears and taking such excellent care of our son. You are the best, really and truly. With Sincere Gratitide, Randy, Holly and Canyon Bartlett ... See MoreSee Less

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My dentist uses Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates for in-office moderate sedation. As a registered nurse, I am usually leery of such advanced procedures being performed outside the hospital setting. However, with the right people and equipment, this can be done safely. Dr. Vila brings an incredible team of professionals with him to monitor your child’s sedation (we had a registered nurse and a paramedic). The entire team went above and beyond to make sure my 5-year-old was comfortable and my questions were answered. When I handed my little one over to begin the procedure, I knew without a doubt he was in good hands. Even though the procedure lasted less than an hour, I received frequent updates from the dental staff. My little one recovered well, but if he had any issues or if I had additional questions after the procedure, Dr. Vila was just a phone call away. Dr. Vila, the competence and professionalism of you and your team is clearly evident. It is inspiring to see healthcare professionals with such a commitment to patient-centered care. Thank you so much! ... See MoreSee Less

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A big thank you to Dr Vila and Victoria for the great care and compassion you gave to Logan before, during, and after his extensive dental procedure. Your care and kindness was a great success . ... See MoreSee Less

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I can't thank Dr Garcia and his Nurse Connie enough. Their professionalism and kind hearts made today smooth, effortless, and helped this Mama relax when all I wanted to do was cry. I was incredibly nervous, especially since this was my son's first time under any type of sedation. I'm extremely happy with how things went. I wouldn't have had it any other way. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you Thank you Thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less

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I wanted to take the time to personally than Dr. Vila and the staff for such an amazing job with my daughter Cataleya Kurtz. I want to extend a very special thank you to RN Cameren Stroia. She personally made our experience an excellent one. She was very knowledgeable, compassionate and comforting to both myself and Cataleya. I would recommend your practice to anyone I know with a child. I thank you very much for your professionalism and being so caring. She even cared enough to check on my daughter days later. My gratitude cannot be expressed with words. Thank you guys so much for what you do. Chris Kurtz ... See MoreSee Less

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We have used your services 3 times now with both of my kids at South Tampa Kids Dental Krewe and each time has been phenomenal! My kids are never nervous (and neither am I), which is saying a lot for a 3 year and almost 6 year old, and they always rave about having a "fun" time. I am pretty certain it's all those special goodies they get 😉 Thanks for taking such great care of my kiddos! ... See MoreSee Less

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Over Spring Break, my 16 year old son had a general anesthetic administered by Dr Linda Rice, for his wisdom teeth extraction. That day, her nurse, Lauren, greeted us on time and showed us a video of a hightech and professional set up. Watching that video answered all of our questions and made us feel more relaxed. My son came home in just a little bit more than an hour, pain and nausea free. ... See MoreSee Less

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