• Our Article in Fox Cities Magazine

  • We are happy to be featured in Fox Cities Magazine!

    The Article Reads:

    “Little Critter Pediatric Dentistry provides empowering dental experiences for families through the highest standard of clinical and emotional care. Their safe and inviting environment is built on positive dental interactions at each developmental stage, trusting patient-parent-doctor relationships, oral health education and preventative dental practices, as well as specialized pediatric techniques and behavior management tools.

    Little Critter is kid-focused, fun and vibrant. From infancy to adolescence, Little Critter Pediatric Dentistry provides oral health care throughout a child’s development. Their kid-friendly office features pediatric tools and techniques to make dental visits an exciting experience.

    Dr. Michaella “Keta” Heitzler is a Neenah native who dreamed of opening a practice in her hometown. “I’ve wanted to be a dentist since kindergarten, ” she says. “By high school, I either wanted to be a dentist or kindergarten teacher because of my love for kids. I discovered I could combine my passions in pediatric dentistry.”

    After completing her dental education at the University of Pennsylvania and pediatric specialty training at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Dr. Keta earned her board certification. She worked in Chicago for a handful of years before returning to the Fox Valley with her husband Matt, daughter Ahava and their Flemish giant bunny Gus Gus who loves to hop around the Little Critter office. young patients love meeting Gus Gus, giving him snuggles and feeding him banana chips. At Little Critter Pediatric Dentistry, all kids are special. The staff strives to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to set children at ease and promote lifelong healthy habits.

    “So many people carry dental fear, either from their parents’ trauma or their own trauma,” Dr. Keta says. “We want to eliminate that. Sometimes things are really hard at the dentist, but my number one job is to take care of your child.”

    The philosophy of care at Litter Critter is based on prevention and education. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children visit the dentist within six months after the first tooth appears or by their first birthday. Early introduction of dentistry as a routine part of health care allows children to become comfortable at the dentist and provides parents with the necessary education on dental issues. To start children on the right path, Little Critter offers a free check-up for children under age 2.

    As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Keta has specialty training in medically-complex, special needs and behaviorally- challenging patients. Nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are available, when extra help is needed, although she has extensive experience completing dental procedures on kids who need extra TLC.”

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