The Tooth Cottage is a cozy, environmentally friendly dental clinic for kids. We are truly state of the art and have chosen to use the most up to date equipment, low dose x-rays and safest materials available. Our priority is getting kids healthy and keeping them healthy.
Dr. Marisol Bolivar is from Miami, Florida. She received a Bachelor’s in Health Science from the University of Florida and a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from Nova Southeastern University. After graduating, Dr. B served in the Army and completed a residency in general dentistry in Fort Benning, Georgia. In 2017, Dr. B returned to Nova Southeastern University to complete her specialty training in pediatric dentistry. She was awarded a Master’s of Science for her research on the use of gummy sedatives by pediatric patients. She loves working with children and has three little monsters of her own. Dr. B is passionate about educating families, keeping kids healthy, making environmentally conscious choices... and salsa dancing ;)
Accidents happen, we are here to help. If your child has a cut lip or tongue, facial swelling, toothache, knocked out teeth, broken teeth or any dental emergency that needs quick attention, please give is a call today.
Digital x-rays significantly reduce the amount of radiation exposure compared to traditional x-rays (rarely used today). However, at the cottage we are trying to decrease exposure even further. We are so excited to have the Planmeca ProMax® 2D S3 Ultra Low Dose unit as well as the Planmeca Emerald® S intra-oral scanner. The technology in the ProMax allows us to comfortably take accurate x-rays to detect cavities, minimizing the need for retakes. The scanner allows us to detect cavities in between the teeth using a near infra-red light when x-rays are not indicated. Since treating kids requires flexibility, we also keep our kid -friendly portable x-ray unit handy.
The Planmeca Emerald® S intra-oral scanner will have multiple roles at the cottage, including educating our kids! As mentioned previously, it will also help with cavity detection when x-rays are not indicated. Lastly, the scanner will be instrumental for our lab cases, including space-maintainers, habit breaking appliances, and HealthyStart® appliances. What does this mean for kids? No more "play dough" for molds!
Ms. Sophia has 3 kids who are growing up too fast. She relocated from Chicago a few years ago and is loving the Florida weather. She has worked in general dentistry, orthodontics, as well as pediatric dentistry. We are so grateful to have her with us. Her experience and input are invaluable to the cottage.
Mr. Jason's last name is Bolivar... you can probably guess the rest. He is in charge of making sure the cottage runs smoothly and keeping Dr. Bolivar out of trouble. He will be with us temporarily and is our go to person for administrative and insurance questions.
Arturito will be our little helper at the cottage! He is a LiteTouch™ Er:YAG Dental Laser used for treating hard and soft tissue by Light Instruments. He is very gentle and particularly helpful in cases where we are trying to avoid numbing. He will also be helping us for soft tissue procedures such as frenectomies. We are still deciding on his uniform, tie or bow tie?
We are using reusable bibs and barriers to significantly decrease the plastic use at the cottage. Who can resist this adorable fabric! Not to worry, we have solid colors for tweens and teens too ;)
... at least that is the goal. We pledge to try our best to use as little paper as we can for administrative tasks.
You won't find plastic toys in this machine... this was probably the toughest task. We are so excited about our mini claw!
Check out our sterilization center. We cut down waste by using reusable steam sterilization pouches.
At the cottage you can look forward to these Woo Bamboo brushes. No worries if your child uses an electric toothbrush...we have electric bamboo tooth brush heads. Check them out!
Even the mechanical room is earth friendly. Made with the planet in mind, the Adec dry vacuum doesn't waste water and consumes less power than wet vacuums.
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