Pediatric dentistry dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. At Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems.
Alfonse Doan, D.D.S.
Dr. Doan obtained his D.D.S. degree from UCLA School of Dentistry and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from NYU College of Dentistry (NYUCD). He has over two years of work experience in private practice.
He finds great joy in caring for children in both his personal life as uncle to his nine nieces and nephews and professional life as a pediatric dentist. He has taken full advantage of the Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Program at NYUCD to gain extensive clinical and didactic training encompassing behavior management, trauma, conscious sedation, full-mouth rehabilitation under general anesthesia, management of special needs patients, comprehensive orthodontic assessment and interceptive treatment. He has also completed the qualifying exam from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and will pursue board certification in the near future.
He is described as a flexible hardworking collegial person who easily develops an excellent rapport with patients, their parents, staff members, and colleagues alike. He is highly adaptive and driven to be efficient at providing high-quality dental care to all children.
New York University College of Dentistry, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry
The University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery
Candidate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Professional Licensure & Certification
Oral Conscious sedation Certificate
California Dental Board Licensure
Controlled Substance Registration Certificate
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Outreach & Community Service
Distant Outreach – served from 2008- 2011 in Malwi, Africa; Nicaragua, Central America; Honduras, Central America; Circle Village, Alaska
Local Outreach – served from 2005-2009 in Give Kids A Smile Day, USC/UCLA Children’s Mobile Dental Clinic, Special Olympics, Special Smile, Boys and Girls Club Halloween Dental Carnival, Habitat for Humanity, Venice Dental Clinic
In the event of an emergency, Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
What Should I Do If My Child Falls And Knocks Out A Permanent Tooth?
It’s important to stay calm. Locate the tooth and pick it up by the chewing surface, be careful not to touch the root.
If the tooth is not dirty or broken, you should attempt to reinsert it into your child’s mouth into the empty socket. If you are able to reinsert it, have your child hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean piece or cloth or gauze and go directly to your pediatric dentist at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers. If you cannot reinsert the tooth (or if it is dirty or broken), put the tooth in a glass of milk and take it and your child immediately to your dentist’s office.
Chipped Or Broken Tooth
A chipped or broken tooth requires immediate dental attention. Even if the damaged tooth is not a permanent one, it is important to go immediately and see your pediatric dentist at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers. Once a tooth has become chipped or broken, bacteria can enter the tooth’s pulp or nerve and cause an infection. It is important for your doctor to evaluate the damage and seal the enamel to keep bacteria out and ward off infection. If you are able to locate the piece of broken tooth, put it in a glass of milk and bring it with you to your pediatric dentist. In some cases, the broken piece can be reattached in the office.
- Apply direct pressure on the bleeding area using a clean cloth.
- If there is swelling, use a cold compress to reduce the swelling (a Popsicle often works well).
- Give your child an appropriate dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.
Cut/bitten tongue, lip or cheek
A cut or bitten tongue, lip, or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. To relieve these symptoms, first, apply direct pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding. If there is swelling, you can reduce it by applying a cold compress. (A popsicle often works well.) Finally, give your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen for any discomfort.
In the event of a toothache, the first thing you can do is have your child rinse their mouth with warm saltwater. If you notice any swelling, apply a cold compress directly to the affected area. Give your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen for any pain or discomfort. Even if the pain subsides, it is important to visit your pediatric dentist at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers as soon as possible to rule out any problems.