We are pleased that you have chosen us to provide dental care for your child.
Dr. Alka V. Cohen DDS MS PC; Cohen Pediatric Dentistry provides comprehensive pediatric dental services for infants, children, teenagers, adolescents, and persons with physical and mental challenges. We are located in Cordova, TN and have been proudly serving Memphis and surrounding areas over 30 years.
About The Doctor
Dr. Alka V Cohen, a naturalized citizen of the USA, was born in India. She graduated with DDS degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry with the U.S. Army Health Profession Scholarship. After serving on active duty as a Dental Officer, at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for four years, she attended the University of Tennessee, Memphis and received M.S. degree after completing specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr (Colonel) Cohen continued to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves and was deployed to Iraq while serving as the Commander of 380th Medical Company (Dental Service) and was responsible for dental support in Northern Iraq.
Dr Cohen recently retired from the U S Army with the rank of Colonel. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association and Memphis Dental Society, among other professional organizations.
Dr Cohen is an Associate Professor with University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry and is actively involved in teaching the Pre-doctoral as well as Residents in the Graduate Program with the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A Pediatric dentist has special training in the oral health and dental developments of infants, children and teens as well as behavior management. A pediatric dental degree requires an additional two to three years of study following the four year dental degree. This special training allows pediatric dentists to provide the most up-to-date treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems. Pediatric dentists are also trained to treat special patients who may have emotional, physical, or mental handicaps. Dr. Cohen maintains state-of-the-art quality by attending numerous continuing education courses yearly.
Preparing your child…
A child’s first dental office experience often sets the tone for his or her attitude about dental care or oral health into adulthood. Therefore it is important to establish good feelings about “going to the dentist”. Our staff is dedicated to providing thorough and gentle dental care. We work to make dental treatment as pleasant as possible. We also need your support in making your child’s dental experience a satisfying one. Emphasize the positive aspects of regular dental care and a healthy mouth. Tell your child that going to the dentist is an important part of growing up. Avoid projecting any fears you might have about dental treatment. Instead, expect your child to react well and he or she probably will. Kindness is the best tool we use to start your child on the road to a lifetime of good dental health. If your child is afraid, be reassuring. Young children often cry when faced with unfamiliar situations. Working together, we can overcome and apprehension your child may have.
For more information or to schedule your next appointment, feel free to contact the office of Dr. Alka V. Cohen Dentistry today!
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