Love & Orthodontics
Love & Orthodontics
Dr Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and faculty member of three dental schools. She practices in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Texas, USA. Dr Chris writes about orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and life.
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Find Joy in Doing What Few Others Would
If you are a doctor who loves treating children, you may find incredible joy and transformation of YOU, as well as of patients, in treating without sedation or O.R. THEN, the child AND parent can become greater, more capable, more appreciative and healthier.   Read More
‘My 3-Year-Old is Mouth-Breathing. What Do I Do?’
Often, I get questions from parents - including other dentists - about developmental challenges with their own children. This particular question from a dentist-DAD, about a 3-year-old mouth-breathing child, deals with a frequently-encountered developmental problem in small children.   Read More
Heart-Brain Communication
To understand the heart-brain connection is to possess a priceless skill when you work with your young patients and their parents.    Read More
The Dehumanizing Effects of Facemasks
During COVID-19, facemasks became common in many places. Humans are social, evolutionarily hard-wired to connect by looking at each others’ faces. Children’s maldevelopment and psychological effects on children and adults of wearing facemasks can be debilitating.   Read More
The Sedation of America's Children
The sedation of America's children has been both at-home and, all too often, at the dental office.  This is problematic, wherever it occurs. There is a better way.    Read More
Waking Up In a New World
Suddenly, things are different. The post-COVID world is certainly not the old world we were used to. For dentists (and others), here are ways to re-invent and revive.     Read More
'Don't Wanna' - Child Patient Behavior Management
With more than 30 years of working in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, I've seen it all.  How can you get that child patient to behave? Here's what works.    Read More
Experience: The Gift That Gives Back
Before dental school, I was a critical care nurse. Then dental school, then a specialty in pediatrics and an orthodontics fellowship. Thirty-plus years of clinical experience, plus faculty status at three dental schools.  The joy in life is sharing our experiences.    Read More
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