As a pediatric dentist, his days are spent surrounded by children. He focuses on the unique clinical and emotional needs of each of his patients. By talking with and actively listening to a child, he better understands their fears, which helps him in earning their trust. There is no greater feeling than when a patient tells him they can’t wait to come back. Their dental and orthodontic team put their patients at the forefront of all they do. They work hard to engage with them on a personal level, asking about their lives and interests. In doing so, they forge strong connections and create a positive environment for the child. Dr. Charles Pillar, DDS is always practicing and learning new magic tricks to keep his patients on their toes with their mouths open! He loves purchasing and using props, like sunglasses, silly hats, and fake noses, to lighten the experience and reduce a child’s anxiety. Dr. Pillar loves how children have no falsehoods: it’s always refreshing and entertaining to talk and match wits with them. They spend a lot of time laughing together and he loves it. Each year Dr. Pillar completes many hours of pediatric dental continuing education. This ensures that he is current on new technology and treatments, so his patients receive the best care available. By attending seminars and conferences, and staying abreast of research, he is always at the leading edge of pediatric dental treatments and options.