We love seeing our patients smile
at each and every visit.
Dr. Hisaw has extra years of training
in treating your child from infancy thru teens.
Our team are experts at fun and easy visits.
We strive for on-time appointments to get them back to their day.
We can't wait to see you at your next visit!
Children's Dentistry of Greensboro
Hello! I’d like to welcome you to Children’s Dentistry of Greensboro where our mission is to, “improve your child’s quality of life, by providing honest, exceptional and FUN dental care.” As a happily married father of four, I know how important your own family is to you. I am committed to ensure that every child in my practice receives the safest, cleanest, and most up-to-date dental care possible. My kind and professional team is also specially trained to make sure your child has a positive dental experience. One of the things moms and dads appreciate most about our practice is our relationship-style of care, which starts with our inviting parents to remain with their child at each visit. I love to make dentistry fun while teaching young children and teens to value the importance of a healthy diet and a bright, confident smile. Give us a call and come see for yourself why many physicians and health care providers choose Children’s Dentistry of Greensboro as the office they trust for their own children’s dental care.
- Dr. Thane Hisaw
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Meet Dr. Thane Hisaw
Dr. Hisaw is originally from Washington State and has been successfully treating children since 2001, when he graduated with honors from dental school in Oregon. In 2008 he completed his pediatric dental residency in Dallas, Texas at Baylor, which is known for its highly regarded specialty program in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Hisaw is a two-time national award winning pediatric dentist. He was presented with two awards by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry for scoring first in the nation for his Oral Board Certification exam in 2010 and for achieving a top 3% national score for his written exam in 2008. The research he completed at Baylor was published in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and he has also lectured and taught both pediatric dentists and family dentists in several states.
Dr. Hisaw has been happily married to Ruthie for over twenty years, and raising their four children together is the joy of their lives. When not coaching soccer, basketball, or going to his daughter’s ballet practices, he also enjoys hiking, reading biographies and eating sushi with friends and family.
Dr. Hisaw's favorite part about raising his family in North Carolina is without question all the friendly people and the southern hospitality. And after living in Alaska for three years, he also thoroughly enjoys the warm winter months and the year round outdoor activities.
Dr. Hisaw and his family are actively involved in their local church and the community of Greensboro where they live. Dr. Hisaw also has interest in continued participation in short-term Christian medical/dental mission trips.
Our mission is to improve your child’s quality of life, by providing honest, exceptional and FUN dental care.
Our primary asset is our talented
and friendly staff.
Your child’s appointment will be comfortable and enjoyable because of our team and the relaxed environment that we have created.
We cultivate a relationship with each of our patients, which not only ensures better children’s dental care, but also turns a visit to the dentist into a visit between friends.
Our staff members enjoy a long term relationship with both the office and our patients. Many of our current patient’s parents were also seen by our office as a child!
We are committed to recommending and providing the best treatment options
for your child.
Dr. Hisaw will develop a treatment plan that is specifically designed for your child and our team will then explain to you the costs and benefits of any necessary treatment before treatment is ever completed so that you will always be well informed.
Our office is happy to file insurance for you. We will make every effort to ensure that your insurance benefits are utilized properly and fairly to minimize any potential costs to your family. Please bring your insurance information to the appointment so we can better assist you.
Children’s Dentistry of Greensboro is committed to having fees that are among the most competitive in the area, and has helpful financing options available for families that may have need. We are currently accepting new patients and are also a Medicaid provider.
Please do not hesitate to ask us questions about your child’s treatment plan or our financial policy as we want you to be well informed and comfortable with these matters.
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At your first visit to our office
you can always expect:
• to be welcomed into the exam and treatment rooms with your child
• a warm and sincere greeting when you enter our doors
• kind and highly experienced dental assistants who will keep your child feeling comfortable and safe
• lots of “Doctor Time” for you to ask questions, and get current evidence based answers
• customized oral hygiene, nutritional, and cavity prevention plan for your chid to remain “cavity-free”
• growth and development evaluations of your child’s growing smile
• digital x-rays (less radiation) for diagnosis, but only when necessary
• state of the art sterilization equipment
• HD tablets and Apple TV for the family to enjoy... including Apple TV and Headphones in the treatment room for the family to enjoy
• Kids earn Tokens for our fun Toy Tower at each visit
• Dr. Hisaw goes the extra mile to make sure your child gets the best dental care imaginable, while doing his best to make sure your child has as much fun as possible
Your first visit will be
easy & FUN!
At Children’s Dentistry of Greensboro, parents are always welcome and invited to join their child in the exam and treatment rooms regardless of age.
We enjoy getting to know you as well as your child, and building friendships with your family, while providing excellent and fun dentistry for your child, is what our practice is all about!
Pediatric Dentistry is the dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association which encompasses comprehensive dental care for all children, from infancy through adolescence.
A children’s dental specialist like Dr. Thane is a practitioner who, after becoming a general dentist (often called a family dentist), has completed an additional two years of post-doctoral training in the recognition and treatment of children’s dental services. Specialty education includes child psychology, behavior guidance, preventive techniques, restorative dentistry, and the treatment of children with special needs. Dr. Hisaw has gone beyond the requirements of a Pediatric Dental Specialist, becoming certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
A thorough exam will be done to evaluate the health of your child’s teeth, gums and mouth. Dr. Hisaw will evaluate your child’s growth and development and check to make sure your child’s oral development is on track. Our office will make child-specific recommendations for the need of sealants, fluoride and other services based on your child’s individual needs and habits.
We strive to make each visit fun, educational and memorable for you & your child!
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
What is a Board Certified
When a Pediatric Dentist is Board Certified it means that the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry or ABPD certifies that the dental care being provided is based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a Pediatric Dentist like
Dr. Hisaw has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to the delivery of quality patient care.
Learn more about the pediatric dental services we offer:
Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie
What is Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie?
The tongue and lips are complex groups of muscles that are very important for all oral functions. Hidden under our tongue and lips are strong connective tissue bands called frenums or frenulums. These normal structures help the tongue and lips function properly. When these tissues are found to be unusually short, excessively thick, or attached in the wrong position then it is highly possible that the tongue and lip will function abnormally. A Tongue-Tie (TT) is a non-medical term for “ankyloglossia”, which is diagnosed as a frenum that did not develop ideally and now restricts the tongue from normal movement. The failure of the tongue to move freely can cause complications with nursing, sometimes with speech, and occasionally with chewing and swallowing food. Lip-Tie (LT) is also a non-medical term for an upper lip frenum that due to its abnormal development tethers the lip too tightly. A LT regularly prevents the lip from curling and moving in normal directions. Just as a TT can contribute to breastfeeding difficulties for a mother and baby, an upper LT is often a contributing factor to painful breastfeeding because the lip is not able to invert itself outward for proper latching. Upper LT also may increase the risk of cavities on front teeth, contribute to gaps between front teeth for children and adults, and lastly they are often at increase risk for injury when toddlers trip and fall.
Not everyone with an abnormal TT and LT requires treatment, but many infants and children experience significant benefits after having this problem corrected. Treatment of problematic TT and LT is not a "fad" treatment, but rather it has been recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for many years. Current evidence based research completed by physicians, ENT specialists, and pediatric dentists has continued to further prove that the AAP recommendation is more correct than ever! When TT and LT treatment is the cause for complications with breastfeeding, speech, and/or swallowing then removal of pathologic TT and LT is best completed early as possible. This is especially true for breastfed infants and their mothers. Traditional treatments used to involve sedation, scissors and sutures, and were accompanied by post-operative bleeding. Advances in technology and training allow Dr. Hisaw to conservatively treat his patients with a soft-tissue CO2 laser. This safe and efficient technique is completed in the office and does not require sedation or sutures, and causes little to no bleeding.
“As a husband and father of four, I know first hand how important it is for a mother and child to bond through pain-free nursing. Frequently, mothers come to us almost in tears because the breastfeeding experience has become increasingly painful and stressful. Other times children with speech problems have tried conventional therapy, but still have trouble with the same sounds. Ideal speech development positively contributes to child's overall personal development. If a child's speech is impeded due to a TT, they may lack both confidence and the ability to communicate well because of their fear of sounding different and being misunderstood. For those that require treatment, the post-operative transformation for mother/baby, and adolescents with speech concerns is life changing. On behalf of myself and the team at CDG, I want to say it is a real privilege for us to help those families in our community who need this treatment."
Classic Signs of a TT
• Tongue does not extend past the lip
• Heart shaped appearance at tip of tongue
• Tongue won’t touch roof of mouth
• Tongue does not move well side to side
• Thick or tight band of tissue under the tongue
5 Year Old with TT
Infant Anterior TT
Benefits of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Treatment
Utilizing the highest quality state-of-the-art equipment, Dr. Hisaw can safely perform this procedure in his office in just a few minutes. Not all lasers are the same. The CO2 laser Dr. Hisaw uses is about 5 to 10 times cooler in temperature than a more commonly used “diode laser." It is our belief that the lower temperature of a CO2 laser provides the best opportunity for ideal treatment outcomes.
Parent Reviews of TT and LT Laser Treatments
“It has only been one week since the operation,
but we have already seen significant improvements.
The entire staff has been wonderful to work with.” -Krystal C.
“Dr. Hisaw and his team are awesome.” - Shannon L.
“Dr. Hisaw was great and amazingly reassuring and thoughtful
throughout the entire process.”- Lindsey S.
“Overall improved with nursing.”
- Abby B.
“This is the most amazing children's dental practice. Dr. Hisaw is wonderful, and the entire staff as so supportive, knowledgable, and kind. We had such a positive experience taking in our newborn for a laser procedure, and they made sure we were all set with followup exercises to do at home. They even called over the weekend to check on our little guy, and make sure we felt confident caring for him. I highly recommend this practice to anyone and everyone!"
- Sarah K
“Great experience! Feels like I am nursing a different baby.”
- Elizabeth J.
“The experience was very stress free and went well.”
- Jessica R.
“We’re seeing improvement as we continue further out from the procedure. It has improved his eating and weight gain. This has been a wonderful experience that has greatly improved his ability to breastfeed.”
- Montgomery H.
“I had a wonderful experience and am very pleased with her improvements. Everyone was very helpful and informative.”
- Kaitlyn S.
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Ways to Make an Appointment...
Call our office at 336.378.1421
Email us at smile@ChildrensDentistryofGreensboro.com
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Our office is conveniently located
in the State Street Shopping District at Cornwallis Court.
If you park on State Street our office is street level and wheelchair accessible.
If parking off of Cornwallis, our office is upstairs one flight.
Look no further for your child's dental home!
Extremely ethical office. The doctor is very conservative and the care isn't about the dollar it is about making your child's dental health the #1 priority. You will love Dr. Hisaw and his team of professionals. They are awesome!
- Brenda M.
This practice is truly unique. Our oldest daughter has a lot of anxiety around medical/dental procedures, and both the staff and Dr. Hisaw continue to show incredible patience, kindness, and wisdom in helping her feel safe. I really can't say enough about what a different experience this practice provides in contrast to other dentists we have tried. We are very thankful to have found Children's Dentistry of Greensboro!
- Francie D.
I love this dental office! They are the best and always, always so professional and respectful! I enjoy bringing my daughter here for her appointments! I wish I could be seen by Dr. Hisaw! Lol! I will always refer anyone to this office! Keep up the amazing work!
- Kendra P.
Hands down the best dentistry for kids, always top notch care and service.
- Greg W.
I absolutely LOVE this place!! All of the staff is phenomenal. They are so caring, polite, understanding and helpful. As a first time mom to a new baby, it was very hard for me to take her in at only 19 days old to have her upper lip tie corrected, but I knew it was for the best for her. We went in for her consultation and I cried like a baby the whole time (maybe even more than she did). Dr. Hisaw went ahead and did the procedure that day and we couldn't be any more pleased with the correction. They did a great job and took great care of her while I couldn't be with her for the procedure, as if she was one of their own. This was hands down the best experience! We will continue to use them for all of our dental needs. I highly recommend this practice for all of your needs.
- Krystle M.
Dr. Hisaw is an awesome pediatric dentist--he offered our son a free hygiene check up to make sure that he is brushing properly. He always connects with the kids, is friendly and supportive of the parents, and offers top notch dental care. I am so grateful for this practice--I WISH that I could go there for my dental check-ups!!!!
- Daniella S.
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