Gaatjesmakers, the main children's dental referral centre and paediatric dentist in The Hague and surroundings.

We believe that every child is entitled to the best possible dental care. Tailored care. Because every child is unique. At Gaatjesmakers you receive the best treatment for your child without long waiting periods

No ordinary dentist

 

Gaatjesmakers is a dentist for all children who are not in the right place with an ordinary dentist. 

For instance, children who are too young to undergo multiple prolonged treatments. Or children with disabilities. Children who are anxious. And children with many cavities. Or children whose teeth have been damaged as a result of an accident. Often ordinary dentists do not provide all treatment options to help those children in the best possible way. In those cases, these children are more than welcome with us.

 

No ordinary practice

 

Not only children, but their parents often dread a visit to the dentist as well.

Gaatjesmakers has created an environment where both young and old feel at home.

Our living room has a large reading table, comfortable sofas and plenty of space for children to play.

Not only the children but parents as well can relax in a quiet area with excellent WiFi and delicious coffee both before and during treatment.

Optimal treatment

 

The Gaatjesmakers team guarantees optimal diagnosis and treatment of your child. Treatment that is based on various disciplines. In addition, there is an additional focus on treatment without pain. Furthermore, you can always count on fast help if the situation so requires. If necessary, children aged three and under are treated under general anaesthesia. We observe the highest possible safety standards.

Everything under the same roof

 

We have specialists in the area of: prevention, anxiety treatment, regular treatment, treatment under anaesthetic, post-treatment.

 

Everything under the same roof. And very accessible. We look for the best solution for your child's complaint. We always focus on quality, a multidisciplinary approach, speed and customization.

 

How do we work?

 

There are two ways of ending up with Gaatjesmakers: Either you have contacted us or your dentist has given you a referral. Obviously, we always start with an intake interview.

 

An experienced and authorized paediatric dentist (paedodontologist) examines:

 

  • the nature of the problem 

  • the health of your child (based on a checklist you have completed )

  • the condition of the mouth

  • the cause of the problem

The treatment plan

 

Once the problem has been identified, we look for the best solution together with you. First we present a treatment proposal. Then we create a treatment plan together with you. Once the paperwork is in order, you sign for agreement and we can start the treatment. Is your child afraid of the dentist? In that case, he or she will receive special guidance by an experienced child psychologist.

 

Fast help in case of pain and dental problems

 

We want to help children in pain as quickly as possible. For that, we offer the following options:

 

  • alleviating pain with or without a mild anaesthetic

  • making all teeth healthy with or without an anaesthetic

  • getting used to dental treatment

  • treatment without an anaesthetic after familiarization

  • providing knowledge about the prevention of cavities and healthy eating habits

  • preparation for return to one's own dentist

 

Also for children with disabilities

 

Gaatjesmakers has many years of expertise with children with a disability, autism or other behavioural disorders. Children with a disability are always treated by a specialist dentist who is completely au fait with disability care.

The treatment plan

 

Once the problem has been identified, we look for the best solution together with you. First we present a treatment proposal. Then we create a treatment plan together with you. Once the paperwork is in order, you sign for agreement and we can start the treatment. Is your child afraid of the dentist? In that case, he or she will receive special guidance by an experienced child psychologist.

 

The anaesthetic treatment

 

If the situation so requires, we can treat your child under general anaesthetic, safe and without pain.

Your child is playfully put to sleep in your lap. Next, our dentists can carry out the treatment while your child is blissfully sleeping.

Patient safety with treatments under anaesthetics

 

We have six treatment rooms, four of which are suitable for treatment under anaesthetic.

There are four recovery rooms where patients can wake up in peace and privacy, following treatment.

 

We work strictly in accordance with the criteria set out in the guidelines of the Dutch Association for Anaesthesiology. Treatment under anaesthetic is possible for children from the age of three.

Quality

 

Quality and safety are central issues at Gaatjesmakers throughout the organization. All our work is aimed at maintaining and improving quality. That is why Gaatjesmakers only works with motivated and experienced specialists. Professionals who keep abreast of the latest developments through continuous training. Furthermore, there is close collaboration with the children's anaesthesiology department of the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital.

Costs

 

All our treatments are fully reimbursed.

We submit the claims, no need for you to worry about that.

 

Treatments under anaesthetic require the prior approval of your healthcare insurer. Sometimes it may take a little while to obtain this authorization.

 

 

For colleagues

 

Regional referral centre

Within the dental care sector in the The Hague region there is a lack of a specialised referral clinic where young patients can quickly receive appropriate dental care. Gaatjesmakers is able to provide this service and is keen to do so. As such, we offer - you as a fellow dentist - and other care professionals the opportunity to refer young patients to us. We can see and treat the patient immediately. Gaatjesmakers aims to be the main referral centre for children's dental care in the The Hague region.
 
Gaatjesmakers is an initiative of paedodontologist Mireille Burnier and anaesthesiologist Thomas Brans.

Socila importance

 

We are convinced that children's dental care can be better and faster and that it should better meet the needs of many patients. Because we are concerned about the ever-increasing healthcare budget, Gaatjesmakers is trying to make a social contribution by actively propagating the notion that treatment should only occur if it has been established that it is useful and effective.

 

Peer-based consultation and referral

You can contact us for peer-based consultations or a referral by e-mail 24/7 or by telephone during office hours. We're open from Monday until Friday.

 

This is your way to Gaatjesmakers

Gaatjesmakers is located in the centre of The Hague, between the Central Station and the Spui. Only 5 minutes walking from the Central Station in The Hague.

 

There is a public transport stop in front of the clinic and

around the corner at the Spui. 

 

By car, take exit 2 from the A12, left at the traffic lights,

across the viaduct, then left at the traffic lights.

Entrance City Hall Car Park is on the doorstep. 

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Do you have any questions or comments? Or would you like to register at Gaatjesmakers?

Gaatjesmakers

Ammunitiehaven 133c

2511 XH Den Haag

T   070 - 762 17 90

F   070 - 762 17 91

welkom@gaatjesmakers.nl

Office opening hours:

Monday to Friday

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Complaints

 

If you are not satisfied with any aspect of our treatment, please send an e-mail to: klachten@gaatjesmakers.nl. [complaints@gaatjesmakers.nl.] We work in accordance with the complaints procedure of the professional association for dentists and dental specialists, KNMT.