Pediatric Dental Surgery
Shared service offered by Van Diest Medical Center Specialty Clinic and Children's Dental Surgery Associates.
Surgeries & Services
- Fillings / Restorations
- Space Maintainers
Referral Needed: After your child's dentist refers them to Children's Dental Surgery Associates we can help you facilitate your child's treatment starting with a consultation with our board certified pediatric dentist.
General Anesthesia: Our practice is specific to surgical cases for full mouth rehabilitation or care under general anesthesia for pre-cooperative children. We do these procedures at surgical centers or hospitals where there is a full auxiliary of staff to keep your children as safe as possible. We do not offer in office sedation. If you would prefer sedation, please speak with your dental provider before consultation.
Return to your Dental Home: After your child's dental surgery, we routinely see them for a 2 week post op or follow up visit to go over hygiene and diet to help prevent future issues. After which, you will follow up with your dentist for routine cleanings and exams.
The Latest Treatments: By using the cutting edge research, materials and instruments, we make sure your time with us is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Meet Dr. Nicholas Barnard:
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Nicholas Barnard grew up in Urbandale and has been practicing pediatric dentistry since 2015. He graduated magna cum laude from Drake University with his degree in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology in 2009. Dr. Nick then graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2013. While in dental school, Dr. Nick knew he wanted to continue his education and pursued his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. While in his two-year residency he provided comprehensive care for children of all ages including emergency care, conscious sedation, and treatment in the operating room under general anesthesia.
Dr. Nick has a passion for treating children with the highest care. He strives to greet every patient with a warm smile. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his dog named Buster, vacationing with friends, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. Dr. Nick is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently has hospital/surgery privileges at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Lakeview Surgery Center in West Des Moines, and Dallas County Hospital in Perry.