What You Need to Know About Infection Control in The Dental Office

Elizabeth Miller, DDS MS, and Richmond Mom

By Elizabeth Miller, DDS A hot news story this past week has revealed an investigation of an oral surgeon in Oklahoma who was allegedly using poor infection control practices.  The investigation is questioning whether the dentist was putting his patients at risk of serious infections, such as hepatitis, by failing to follow proper infection control […]

Benefits of Breastfeeding


By Elizabeth Miller, DDS, MS - Atkins, Maestrello, Miller and Associates Oral Health Considerations of Breastfeeding The experience of breastfeeding is very special for many new moms as they consider that time a valuable bonding experience between the mother and newborn child.  Moms who are able to breastfeed also benefit for other reasons: they gain overall […]

The Dreaded Pacifier: What To Do?

Atkins, Maestrello, Miller & Associates

Most parents know this story all too well. The ‘innocent pacifier’ is used when babies are born to offer them comfort – and yes, to keep them from crying. Babies have a strong sucking need when they are born, but the dreaded pacifier often becomes too much of a crutch and a habit over time. […]

Visiting the dentist with an autistic child

Atkins-Maestrello-Miller & Associates Pediatric Dentistry

April is National Autism Month, and as the epidemic of children on the autism spectrum grows comes the need for specialized care for their families. Autistic children and their families are frequently confronted with many challenges in creating and maintaining good dental health – including difficulty with changes in routine, restricted diets, sensitivity to certain […]

Richmond’s Real Cute Kids 2011 Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of our Real Cute Kids Contest, each one of these winners had the most unique votes in each category:                                                                 […]