Pediatric Dentist – Hamilton, ON
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At Hamilton Pediatric Dental Care, our team doesn’t just automatically jump into treatment—we help children feel comfortable and take each appointment step-by-step to make sure that both parents and our patients feel well-cared for each time they visit us.
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Dr. Michael Rullo is a board-certified pediatric dentist and former teacher here in Hamilton. He has completed rigorous examinations and special education that has allowed him to become an expert in the field of treating growing smiles. He also has special experience treating children who have general anxieties and high sensitivities. You can learn more about Dr. Rullo, like what inspired him to enter the field of pediatric dentistry and his educational background by clicking the link below.Get to Know Dr. Rullo
Dr. Michael Rullo has hospital privileges at McMaster Children’s Hospital to treat children under general anesthesia. All sleep dental procedures are done safely in this hospital setting. We are one of very few dental offices that have this privilege.Learn About General Anesthesia
At Hamilton Pediatric Dental Care, we want to make keeping up with your child's oral health simple. That's why we're happy to accept all dental insurances for patients 17 years old and under with no limitations. Don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions!Ask Us a Question Learn About Dental Insurance
Dr. Michael Rullo and our team at Hamilton Pediatric Dental Care are trained to take care of children of all ages, from infants to teens. We offer a wide array of services designed to take care of unique problems that growing smiles face.
Dr. Rullo is a board-certified pediatric dentist and former teacher who has years of experience educating and helping improve the oral and overall wellbeing of little ones. Due to his advanced training and knowledge, he’s able to provide a wide array of children-centered dental services, such as interceptive orthodontics and accommodating care for little ones who have special needs.
We are happy to treat every little one that walks through our doors, including those who have extreme anxiety, overstimulation, and other behavioral barriers. We offer multiple types of sedation, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious dental sedations, and we even provide general anesthesia at McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital.Learn About Sedation Dentistry
Dental emergencies always happen when you and your child least expect them to, making them shocking and difficult to handle. If you’re in the midst of a sticky situation like this, don’t hesitate to call our team immediately. We provide same-day emergency dental treatments, helping your little one get out of pain fast.Learn About Emergency Dentistry
“This office is just WOW!
The front staff are so kind, and they really make you feel at home. Dr. Rullo is so professional and very empathetic towards kids. My little boy couldn’t get treatment anywhere, he wouldn’t even open his mouth at other places. When he was finished getting his fillings here, he was all smiles. I highly recommend this place!"
"Dr. Rullo is AMAZING!
He saw all three of my kids and made them feel so comfortable that they can’t wait to come back! I HIGHLY recommend this office!!"
We want children to have an excellent relationship with their dentist, so they aren’t scared to come see us. That’s why we do everything we can to help them feel comfortable and calm whenever they’re in the treatment chair. We focus on teaching children coping strategies to tolerate awake treatment to facilitate their ability to enjoy dentistry throughout their adulthood.
In recent years, the conversation surrounding the importance of mental health has become much more prominent, which is great news! Anxiety is common in our complex world, and addressing it at an early age can set children up for success in the future. What parents don’t always realize is that dental-related anxiety is often related to general anxiety disorders, which is why seeking out a pediatric dentist in particular who is trained in behavior shaping and anxiety reduction can make a tremendous difference. We’ll help your son or daughter build coping strategies that will suit them in all avenues of life!