Yokota pediatric dentists keeping patients smiling

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Maj. Stacey Zaikoski, 374th dental Squadron pediatric dentist, gives a briefing of what to expect during a child's first dental visit at Yokota's dental clinic, Oct. 28, 2011. Zaikoski said that the earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Maj. Stacey Zaikoski, 374th dental Squadron pediatric dentist, gives a briefing of what to expect during a child's first dental visit at the dental clinic at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28. Zaikoski said that the earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Maj. Stacey Zaikoski, 374th Dental Squadron pediatric dentist, checks a baby's teeth during his first dental appointment at Yokota's dental clinic, Oct. 28, 2011. Zaikoski said that the earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Maj. Stacey Zaikoski, 374th Dental Squadron pediatric dentist, checks a baby's teeth during his first dental appointment at the dental clinic at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28. Zaikoski said that the earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Maj. Stacey Zaikoski, 374th Dental Squadron pediatric dentist, checks a baby's teeth during his first dental appointment at Yokota's dental clinic, Oct. 28, 2011. Zaikoski said that the earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Maj. Stacey Zaikoski, 374th Dental Squadron pediatric dentist, checks a baby's teeth during his first dental appointment at the dental clinic at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28. Zaikoski said that the earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Matthew Nichols, 14 months, has his teeth looked at duing his first dental appointment at Yokota's dental clinic, Oct. 28, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Matthew Nichols, 14 months, has his teeth looked at duing his first dental appointment at the dental clinic, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- -- Maj. Stacey Zaikoski (right), 374th Dental Squadron pediatric dentist, and Matthew Nichols, 14 months, high-five after completing his first dental appointment at Yokota's dental clinic, Oct. 28, 2011. . Zaikoski said that the earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Maj. Stacey Zaikoski (right), 374th Dental Squadron pediatric dentist, and Matthew Nichols, 14 months, high-five after completing his first dental appointment at the dental clinic at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28. Zaikoski said that the earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)