The Basics

Dental Exams & Preventative Care

In addition to restorative and surgical care, the team at Avenue Pediatric Dentistry is happy to provide regular dental checkups and preventive care for all children, as well as adults with special healthcare needs.


While we receive many referrals from the community, your child does not need a referral to see Dr. Perusini.

You may wish to book your child for an examination to assess:

  • tooth decay,
  • soft tissue lesions in the mouth (lumps and bumps),
  • growth concerns involving the teeth or jaws,
  • teeth or jaw pain, and/or
  • emergency evaluation following an injury to the teeth or face.

Depending on the situation, dental x-rays may be indicated. These films help Dr. Perusini detect any hidden issues and provide a comprehensive view of your child’s teeth and mouth.

We also see children for regular dental checkups. During these visits, the hygiene team will carefully remove plaque and tartar to help Dr. Perusini conduct his dental exam. Depending on your child’s risk for tooth decay (and your preference), we will apply topical fluoride to strengthen the teeth and prevent cavities.


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry developed this concept back in 2001. A dental home exists for all infants, children, teenagers and individuals with special health care needs. In essence, the home provides comprehensive, continuously-accessible, family-centred, coordinated and compassionate, and culturally-effective dental care for children.

What is the benefit? The dental home is more cost-effective and provides higher quality care when compared to infrequent trips to the dentist or hospital for emergencies only. With regular visits a pediatric dentist can screen for disease and deliver appropriate therapy to prevent cavities and infection.

Dr. Perusini and the staff at Avenue Pediatric Dentistry invite you and your child to join our dental home. We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with families and the community as a whole.

Experience Avenue Pediatric Dentistry’s care – from emergencies to regular dental cleanings for a healthier smile!

Book an Appointment

New Patients: Please fill out the form below and a member of our team will reach out to you to schedule your consultation. 

Existing Patients: please call us at 780-428-7761 to schedule an appointment.

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