BDP Kids was created for a generation that has the power to live a life of health all the way into adulthood. Our mission is to inspire change and motivate them to take charge of their dental & total body health. While nurturing the spirit of every child that walks through our door, we equip them with skills and behaviors that support a lifetime of wellness.
In addition to treating adults, Dr. Ashley Strickland loves caring for all of our younger patients — infants, children, and teens. She has a reputation for being a knowledgeable professional with a gentle heart and touch, and is honored to care for your entire family. Over the last decade, Dr. Ashley has watched the growth & change in our community, finding particular joy in the liveliness young families have brought to Buda. She made it a goal to create a practice that serves the needs of the whole family, all under one roof. While she loves working with the ‘grown-ups’, there’s just something about the joy and laughter that children bring to the office…it’s contagious! Dr. Ashley recognizes the level of trust required in allowing someone to care for your child, and she promises to treat every child as she would her own.
Okay, we’re just going to say it…the Learning Lab is awesome! Through fun and experimental learning, we collaborate with our younger patients on a new level — one that truly “sticks”. We believe that by mentoring each child one-on-one, we engage their curiosity and assist them in the self-discovery of what a picture of health looks like for them. Our Learning Lab experiments are focused on three main themes: The Self-Care Model, Health-Related Sciences, and Exploring Dental Careers; you can read a little more about each of those by clicking below. We hope you and your family enjoy this new approach to children’s dental health!
Come experience what BDP Kids is all about! At the first visit, your child will begin in the Learning Lab with one of our Pediatric Dental Assistants. As they get to know each other, the door is opened for teaching your child — on their level — about oral health, nutrition, and dentistry. The appointment will move to a treatment room where, depending on the child’s age, appropriate records are gathered and a dental cleaning is performed. Dr. Ashley will then join the appointment; at this time you can share specific questions or concerns, and any findings or treatment needs will also be discussed, as well as a preventative plan for your child. Our goal is to make him/her feel welcome, at ease, and genuinely cared for while visiting us.
We are excited to work with children of ALL ages — from birth to high school graduation. Given the wide variance of development within this 18-year span, we have created a customized BDP Kids experience for every patient, which meets them at their needs and age. As you can imagine, for example, there is a big difference between treating a 1 year old and a 17 year old! We encourage you to click below for a glimpse into what makes each stage of growth important at Buda Dental Professionals. We love collaborating with parents in support of a lifetime of dental health for their children!