Featuring Dr. Sarah Hill
Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
Why did Dr. Hill opt to work specifically with children? Because it is possible to start a new generation without dental fear and anxiety. Children are resilient and can replace negative experiences with positive new ones. Communication is the key! Dr. Hill has a couple of core mantras at work.
Psychological health and oral health… neither one at the expense of the other.
You will find Dr. Hill continually balancing your child’s emotional needs as well as their dental needs, in an effort to ensure that your child may enjoy coming to the dentist and actively participate in the experience without fear. With an almost hypnotic voice, she often incorporates soothing stories and songs as she works with your child to allay their concerns.
The first line of defense in preventing tooth decay is DIET and ORAL HYGIENE.
The clinical experience has only temporary benefits without appropriate attention to what happens at home. Dr. Hill and her staff work with both parents and patients to educate them in real-life strategies about how to improve their daily brushing routines, as well their dietary choices.
Dr. Hill’s clinical interests extend to interceptive orthodontics (i.e. trying to minimize the need for braces by managing growth and development). She also thoroughly enjoys her hospital based practice, where she addresses the needs of some children under general anesthesia. The hope is to re-establish a baseline of oral health for those who cannot tolerate clinical procedures due to young age, language barriers or medical disability.
As an older mother of two school-age daughters, Dr. Hill has rediscovered the magic of laughter, lullabies and gentle touch. Her life partner continues to show her the essential importance of listening and receiving; which includes slowing down.
Dr. Hill was born in Utah, raised in Wisconsin, educated in Peru, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington. She is bilingual in Spanish and is fascinated by other dialects and languages. She comes from a large family and when she’s not at work, she love to sing, work, read, work, travel, work, bike/walk, work… you get the idea.