Education & Prevention


We are true believers that preventive care and education are keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide "dental health care" vs. "disease care". We do this by checking the overall health of your teeth and gums. We also take x-rays of your child's teeth. We know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Dr. Elick and Staff make it clear to kids that prevention is the key to maintaining a beautiful smile. The Staff always takes time to show children and their parents the proper ways to keep their teeth clean and healthy.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. We thank you for allowing us to take care of your child's dental needs and look forward to serving you and your children in the future!

Wiley M. Elick B.A., D.D.S.

Dr. Elick is widely known in California's Central Valley for his work in restorative dental care for very young children and teenagers. He has also provided dental care for children in a hospital setting for many years. Dr. Elick earned his D.D.S. degree at Loma Linda University in 1970 and is a member of the California Dental Association, Tulare-Kings Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. Working with kids for over 30 years in the Hanford area is the reason we call him "The Kid's Dentist".

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