Meet Dr. Stacey Zaikoski
Dr. Stacey grew up in a small town of 5000 people in Benton, PA. She was a tomboy as a kid in rural PA riding 4 wheelers and exploring the outdoors to find salamanders and frogs. Needless to say, she has always been enthralled with biology and science!
She went on to study molecular biology and biochemistry at Millersville University, a state school in PA. she earned her B.S. and continued her passion for molecular biology at Georgetown University. She earned her M.S. in Oncology before finding her true calling in dentistry.
In 2006, she graduated with her D.D.S. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She was commissioned into the United States Air Force and completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. She was a general dentist for 3 years before returning to UTHSCSA to complete her two year Pediatric Dental Residency. After 9 years of active duty in the AF, she is thrilled to transition to the Reserves and to start her own dental practice.
Welcome to PedZ Dental
Dr. Stacey TELLS the children how she will be cleaning their teeth while comforting them in the dental chair. Then she SHOWS the children how she will clean their teeth. And finally Dr. Stacey cleans the child’s teeth just how she had explained the process to them.
PedZ Dental is committed to the friendly, compassionate care of infants, children, teens and children with special needs
This process helps the children to feel comfortable while getting their teeth cleaned. Most dentists will dive right in and start cleaning the child’s teeth. While Dr. Stacey feels that if the children are aware of how she will be cleaning their teeth then they will be more comfortable in the dental chair.
This method also helps the children to understand all of the different instruments Dr. Stacey will use on their teeth and it helps them to learn the purposes of these tools. This method is also a key component in the children being able learn how to take care of their teeth while they are at home in between visits to the dentist. Which in the long run will lead to healthier, stronger looking teeth and gums.
They believe early education prepares kids for a lifetime of excellent dental health! Please call or visit their website for more information!