Attention All Teams: Dr. Jean Chan would like to donate water bottles for your youth sport team. Check out the flyer below for more information.
Dr. Chan is a proud sponsor of First Book, a non-profit organization that provides educational support to children. First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy - access to books.
Dr. Chan is also proud to participate with Share the Care, working in conjunction with the San Diego Dental Society in providing quality dental care for children in need. The Dental Health Initiative – Share the Care is a public-private partnership between the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, the San Diego [...]
Dr. Chan was recently featured in the health section of a local paper. The first things these professionals say to do is find a dentist, one you trust and one who makes your child feel comfortable. Even if it takes visiting several offices. And determine whether, given your insurance coverage and personal preferences, whether you [...]
Fluoride varnish is a professionally applied, highly concentrated fluoride product that has been widely used in Europe and Canada as a caries prevention agent since the 1960's. (3) Fluoride varnish applications 2 to 4 times a year have been shown to decrease caries in the permanent dentition by 38%. (2) Fluoride varnish can also reverse [...]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received reports of methemoglobinemia, a rare but serious blood disorder that is associated with pain relievers, including teething gels, that contain benzocaine sold under the brand names Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase and generic brands. Methemoglobinemia is a serious blood disorder that reduces the amount of oxygen [...]
Icon is a new way your dentist can stop the progression of an early cavity before it needs to be treated using a drill. This breakthrough treatment fills and seals the tiny holes and stabilizes the tooth, offering may unique advantages: The treatment does not require drilling the tooth or anesthesia Healthy tooth structure is [...]
The best way to preserve a PERMANENT TOOTH that has been knocked out is to put it back into its socket as QUICKLY as possible. Re-implantation is BEST AT THE SITE OF THE ACCIDENT within 15 minutes to ensure a favorable outcome. You still must take the patient to a dentist. If it's not possible to re-implant the tooth the [...]
The San Diego dental society website is a great way to find information concerning you and/or your children. A wonderful pediatric resource is the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and their website www.aapd.org. The AAPD is the membership organization representing pediatric dentistry and their mission is to promote optimal oral health for children. Dr. Chan will be [...]
The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the California Dental Association recognize the importance of regular school attendance and the effect of chronic absence on academic performance. As dental providers we try to work around school hours to minimize absence whenever possible. However, sometimes it may not be feasible to provide all the care children [...]