Hands-On Learning Lab™ Visit A Kid-Friendly Office
  • Introduce your children to dental care at an early age
  • Enjoy the advantages of our child-friendly lab
  • Let your kids participate in fun dental experiments

Teach Kids About Good Dental Habits With Our Hands-On Learning Lab in Gillette, WY

Like you, we want your children to have a positive lifelong relationship with the dentist. Our Hands-On Learning Lab in Gillette, WY is an integral part of how we help begin that journey for our youngest patients.

Dr. David Porter and the rest of our friendly team at Synergy Dental Center do all we can to ensure that time in our lab will help your child:

  • Learn the most effective ways to brush and floss their teeth
  • Understand how what they eat affects their oral and overall health
  • See for themselves how bacteria can damage their teeth and gums
  • Develop a great, lasting relationship with our whole dental team
  • Begin healthy oral care and lifestyle habits that last a lifetime
  • Practice personal accountability, set goals, and track their dental progress

Your children will have so much fun, they may not even realize they are learning, too! To schedule family dentistry appointments with us, call 307 682 3100 today.

Awaken an Interest in Science in Your Child

Most kids like to learn by doing, and that’s exactly what they get to do in our unique and engaging learning lab. They will receive a dental cleaning in the lab, as well as participate in a series of fun, hands-on activities where they learn about the importance of good oral hygiene, dietary habits, and more.

Throughout their experiences in the lab, your child can develop a broader interest in science, health, and wellness. We offer up to 40 different interactive experiments for your child to enjoy:

  • To educate them about the bacteria that live in their mouth, we’ll let them use a microscope to see what the bacteria look like.
  • When they learn about the sugar content of different cereals, we’ll measure out the sugar with them.
  • They can use a disclosure liquid that turns to a light color on their teeth to reveal what their toothbrush missed that day and a darker color to reveal spots that haven’t gotten enough attention for quite some time.

It’s a fun, hands-on way for your children to learn about taking great care of their teeth! It also helps encourage a lifelong commitment to healthy habits. Of course, our staff will take the time to answer all your children’s questions, too.

Reinforce Learning With Fun Activities at Home

You can reinforce what your child learns in our hands-on lab by making oral hygiene fun at home, too. Try these tips:

  • Let your child select their own toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Give your child a sticker for activities like flossing or making a healthy snack choice. Keep a chart for the stickers. When they earn enough stickers, reward them with a favorite activity.
  • To encourage brushing for two full minutes, pick a two-minute song to play. To make it really fun, choose one that makes you dance, too!

Call Synergy Dental Center at 307 682 3100 or schedule online so your child can visit the Hands-On Learning Lab™ in Gillette, WY. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Common Questions About Hands-On Learning Lab

What is the Hands-On Learning Lab?

The Hands-On Learning Lab is an interactive program for kids that not only teaches them about good oral health and hygiene but shows them a little of the science behind our dentistry. Kids will then receive a teeth cleaning and have the opportunity to learn from our hands-on demonstrations and experiments. These demonstrations will teach them how diet and oral hygiene affect the health of their mouths and their bodies.

How can the Hands-On Learning Lab help my child?

Our interactive lab is designed just for kids. The Hands-On Learning Lab is an invaluable approach to teaching kids about science, health, and overall wellness. Our program will show them how the everyday decisions they make affect their oral health as well as their overall health. Since our lab is interactive and fun, kids really love learning!

What ages is the Hands-On Learning Lab for?

The Hands-On Learning Lab is a fantastic experience for children of all ages. If your child is old enough to have their teeth cleaned, they will benefit from our fun, interactive lab. We encourage you to bring your child in at an early age to help get them on the path to good oral hygiene and give them a positive experience visiting the dentist.