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4920 N. Expressway, Ste E, Brownsville, TX 78526
PH: 956-350-0059

Welcome to Lower Valley Dental Associates.

Our office provides specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a warm and caring environment. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Rodriguez's 2-3 years of additional training after dental school has prepared her for the unique dental needs of each child she serves. Dr. Pirtle's additional year of dental training in the field of Prosthodontics has prepared him for crowns, bridges, esthetics, and removable appliances. We focus on preventive care to help grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Our office serves children, teens, and children with special health care needs in Brownsville, TX.

First Visit

Girl in dental chair - Pediatric Dentist in Brownsville, TX

Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, 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". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.

We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult. We cater to the specific needs of each one of our patients.

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.