[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Boca Raton’s first female board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Saadia Mohammed understands that most of her young patients come to have cavities filled or other dental issues resolved. “Oral health is a key first step to overall health,” says Dr. Saadia, who is passionate about prevention and instilling good habits that last a lifetime.


She also recognizes that her responsibilities go deeper. “One of the most important things I do as a pediatric dentist is transform a frightened child into a friend,” she says. “I do that by building a relationship based on trust, which serves to empower the child and helps them to embrace a lifetime of healthy smiles.”


At Dr. Saadia’s Palm Beach Pediatric Dentistry, patients eagerly anticipate their dental visits. Often, they race through the office to the well-stocked playroom or thumb through a book listing movies they can watch on ceiling-mounted screens while receiving dental treatment.


Dr. Saadia and her caring team warmly welcome each patient. The office has a cozy, friendly ambience with colorful walls, essential oil aromatherapy, warm blankets and balloon animals, which are all incorporated into the space to banish dental fear and build trust.


Dr. Saadia earned her dental degree at NYU as a dean’s list student. She also attended the University of Connecticut, where she received her pediatric training, and completed her fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital.


The only pediatric dentist in South Florida to utilize the Waterlase iPlus laser, Dr. Saadia was recently chosen to present at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry on how the iPlus laser has transformed her dental practice.


“The iPlus allows me to treat most cavities with ‘no shots’ and gently ‘wiggle’ teeth out,” she says. “It can quickly and safely release a tongue or lip tie with no sutures and almost no bleeding.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]