On a basic level, there are similarities in the way that we care for all of our patient’s teeth, regardless of age. Where Dr. Karen Ho differs in her care of Hamilton’s youngest patients is in the delivery of child-centric dental care. The team at Dentistry on Parkdale understands that visits to the dentist can be stressful for anyone, but especially for children due to a lack of familiarity with the sights and sounds of the dental office and a general apprehension about unfamiliar settings and people. When treating children, we go above and beyond to make them feel welcomed into a child-friendly environment.


Baby teeth are only temporary. However, they are present for long enough to pose issues if they are not healthy. Statistics show that a high percentage of children have at least one cavity by the age of two. Cavities in baby teeth cause undue pain, often in the child who cannot communicate the source of discomfort. Not only are cavities a painful problem, but they also create a risk to the permanent teeth that are still developing beneath the gums.

Oral health is a vital part of a happy childhood. Routine dental care from your children’s dentist in Hamilton is necessary for healthy teeth but also for the way your child will feel about dentistry as he or she grows up. Studies show that children who see their dentist every six months, as recommended, tend to develop healthy oral care habits that stay with them well into adulthood. Routine care leads to familiarity, as well, which helps children feel more comfortable and confident when they see the dentist.

Dentistry on Parkdale is happy to provide care for the whole family. Because we are a Hamilton family dental practice, children do not have to transition to a new office when they reach a certain age. Dr. Ho and her team have a great deal of experience in treating the conditions that may occur at various times in life, spanning from childhood to the senior years.

We pride ourselves on giving children a healthy start in the development of their best smile. Early dental care is typically preventative in nature, consisting of routine exams and cleanings that protect teeth from aggressive oral bacteria. Dr. Ho also provides specific preventative treatments like fluoride and dental sealants. At Dentistry on Parkdale, we treasure each patient and provide gentle care based on individual needs. Contact our office today to schedule your family’s checkups and cleanings.

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Dr. Karen Ho, Dentistry on Parkdale

Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.

Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.

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