Analysis &

Analysis of oral health at the initial and each subsequent continuing care appointment.

Risk assessment for the development of caries, periodontal disease, and traumatic injuries.

Preventative suggestions based on bacterial counts, diet, habits, family history.

Identification of carious lesions, and based on the extent of these lesions, offer solutions to slow, stop or repair the cavity process.

Preventative Treatments

Preventative treatments based on risk which may include fluoride treatments, MI paste, sealants and mouth guards.


A child's ability to cooperate is based on his/her developmental age, coping skills, ability to learn or willingness to learn, and the extent of the treatment required.

A pediatric dental office can offer many solutions to helping children cope, which range from behaviour management to the use of pharmaceutical agents.

Behaviour management techniques can include, tell-show-do, voice control, parent in/out, breathing techniques, distraction and hypnosis.

Restorative Treatments

Restorative or reparative techniques depending on (1) the size of the cavity – such as depth, (2) the number of surfaces involved, (3) the length of time the tooth will still be in the mouth, (4) the age of the child, (5) the level of co-operation from the child.

Pharmaceutical techniques can include nitrous oxide, IV sedation, oral sedation and general anesthesia.

Follow this link to read more about caring for your child who has just received or will be receiving oral sedation or general anesthesia.

General Anesthetic

Dr. Gartner has privileges at several private facilities:
Dr Brian Chanpong, Anesthesiologist
Langley Surgical Centre
South Fraser Surgical Centre
As well as at:
BC Children's Hospital

Download consent forms here.


Restorative materials can include amalgam (silver metal), glass ionomers (fluoride releasing), compomers (combined glass ionomer and composite) and composite (white) fillings.


We will make ourselves available to you and your child should you encounter a situation that arises that could not have been foreseen and planned for.