Malcolm Pediatric Dentistry

163 Cadillac Ct # 3, Belvidere, IL 61008
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Opens Monday at 7:30am
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Monday7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday7:30am - 4:30pm
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Thursday7:30am - 4:30pm
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There are numerous ways that children can be treated. We acknowledge that not every child is the same and different personalities require different approaches. We do not believe there is only one way to deal with children. Some children need more TLC while others do better with a firmer approach. In rare cases there are children who do require sedation or general anesthesia in order for treatment to be completed safely. However, we do not believe that sedating children is always the best first approach, particularly for simple procedures. Simply drugging a child is not the solution for overcoming fears and anxiety. Instead we believe that molding behavior management through explanation and information is the best way to approach most patients. Through basic parenting and simple psychological principles Dr. Malcolm and his team are able to help mold a childs behavior into a good dental patient without altering a childs natural personality. This allows the child to develop stronger coping skills and more independence.

Dr. Malcolm believes in treating disease in the mouth. Some procedures are difficult for kids to go through due to age or inherent fears. However, sometimes emergency situations or urgent care must be rendered. In these cases, it is not our philosophy to postpone treatment until good dental behavior is present. Rather, the treatment options will be presented anddental carewill be provided safely and as gently as possible despite behavior. This is done to prevent further pain and infection.

Malcolm Pediatric Dentistry - General dentist in Belvidere, IL

Dr. Malcolm was born and raised in Moline, IL. After graduating from Moline High School, he attended the University of Iowa and received his Bachelors of Science Degree while majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. He continued his education at the University of Iowa and received a Degree of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2005. Following two more years of specialty training, he received a Pediatric Dental Certification in 2007, also at the University of Iowa. Immediately following his graduation, Dr. Malcolm set up his practice in Belvidere, IL during the summer of 2007.

Dr. Malcolm is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. This indicates that he has gone through a rigorous examination process with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Only dentists that have completed a residency in pediatric dentistry can sit for the board certification examinations. Board certification tests the knowledge and problem-solving abilities of a pediatric dentist. Being a part of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists also involves a lifetime commitment to continued learning and growth within the field. Other dental groups which he is a member of are the following: American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD), American Board of Pediatric Dentists (ABPD), American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois Dental Society (IDS), and Winnebago County Dental Society (WCDS). Dr. Malcolm also serves as a member of the Boone County Health Board.

Dr. Malcolm lives in Belvidere and has three lovely girls Alivia, Anna and Avery. He enjoys working out, biking, playing golf, and reading mystery books. Most days he can be found at the gym, reading his Nook, playing with his girls or having fun with his friends and colleagues.

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 based on 59 reviews

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Angela Fick
2 years ago
Dr Malcolm has been treating all my grandchildren for years and his is wonderful. Very professional with a caring and compassionate personality. He had taken insurances the other dentists do not wish to take so this shows he cares about his patients. Dr Malcolm is true to his profession and his work. THIS IS THE ART OF DENTISTRY THANK YOU FIR HELPING ALL MY KIDS WITH THEIR KIDS


R W
2 years ago
Do not send your kids here. My son is afraid of going to the dentist and they made it worse. They were irritated and yelled at my son. They should not be working with kids. The best decision we made was switching to a new dentist.


Sue Altensey - Keller Williams Realty
2 years ago
This team is amazing with children! My grandson had 4 cavities in this picture and came out a happy boy!


Blip B
2 years ago
My almost 5 year old needed 2 teeth pulled due to cavities/infection. Yes it took a while to get the initial consult but like any dentist office he is very busy. I was informed that either my child could have the procedure done in the office if she was cooperative or be sedated at the local hospital. I chose the office. The day of the procedure everything was on time. Unfortunately to no fault of the office the "laughing gas" was ineffective at calming my child after the initial novacaine injections. I was told that she could either reschedule with sedation at the hospital or she could be strapped to a board with Velcro to hold her still. Either option would have been traumatic- hospital means IV which may or may not have included restraint versus restraint for 20 minutes or more for the procedure in the office. I chose to proceed in office. After signing several waivers regarding the restraining of my child the procedure began again. Dr. Malcolms staff deserve a raise. There were 4 staff members who we hands on/ helpful in getting everything set up and keeping her still for the procedure. Yes my child cried periodically during this as any small child would. Needles hurt, keeping your mouth open is uncomfortable, and blood in the mouth doesn't taste good. I can see why some children should be sedated for this. As this can be scary and terrifying. I could tell Dr. Malcolm was stressed as any doctor would be working on a terrified awake child crying while you have to perform delicate dental care inside their mouth. He did a great job of keeping everything going as efficiently as possible under the circumstances. He was never once rude or inappropriate with how he talked to me or my child. I stayed in the room the entire time and remained calm during the event. After the procedure my child was unwrapped, cover in sweat from the whole event. A fan was turned toward here. She recovered well and quickly. Picked out a prize from the "treasure box" on her own and once in the car was smiling. Once home i asked her how everything went at the densist and she said good! She told me she didn't have any mouth pain either. I would recommend any parent to base how you want your child's experience at the dentist to go based on your child's age, prior experiences, personality, and behavior.


Amanda Palos
2 years ago
Do yourself and your kids a favor and DO NOT bring them here. The staff were ok. However, Dr. Malcolm should NOT be working with children. My son's fear of the dentist was made much worse after seeing Dr. Malcolm. My son was crying while Dr. Malcolm did his work and didn't even try to console him, instead he just shook his head and said "Wow.." and would talk down to him about how he was acting. I understand that an upset child can make dental work more difficult but he is a PEDIATRIC dentist. He should know how to act and talk to children. Afterwards he wanted to get a toy.. Dr. Malcolm said, "No, you don't get a toy because of how you acted". I feel that even though a child is fearful and is crying that a good PEDIATRIC dentist would still try and comfort with a toy or kind words. But not here. I guess the 1 star can be used for how cute the decor is but that's it. Take the extra time and go to one of Rockford's pediatric dentists.


Sara Karker
3 years ago
They were so horrible they don't even deserve one star. My daughter and I had the same horrible experience with Dr. Malcolm as several other negative reviews. My 4 year old daughter went in for her first check-up and everything went fine. Dr. Malcolm said she needed several cavities filled and an infected tooth pulled. They couldn't get her in for several months. When I called to schedule her visit, I told them we were only going to have the infected tooth pulled. When I took her in today they had everything set up for the tooth to be pulled and several cavities filled. When I informed Dr. Malcolm we would only be pulling the infected tooth he questioned my decision several times than agreed to take just the tooth. One of the dental hygienists was not helping to comfort my daughter and told her in a short tone she needed to "Calm down." I immediately told her to leave and they had another dental hygienist come in. They were in a rush to get my child in and out. When I questioned if my daughter was numb enough to have the tooth removed at that time he became upset with me and said this is why we like to put them under. Dr. Malcolm was downright rude and unprofessional. As soon as he found out he wouldn't be making more money from my daughters appointment he quickly changed his attitude towards me. I will be taking my daughter to a new dentist. I will never take her back and no one else should take their child either.


Paige Konopka
3 years ago
We saw dr malcolm for my 1.5 year old. He was so patient with her and made her experience enjoyable so she isn't terrified of the dentist. Highly recommend!


harmonie cowart
3 years ago
I dont know whats going on with the office lately? My family are patients of Dr. malcolm and always had great experiences. I also work for a General practice but CHOOSE to take my son to him, Recently they do not return calls or answer the phone. I asked my front desk and they said they have tried everyday and to no avail.. looks like i will have to transfer now..how do i get his records lol..sad.


Nancy Hernandez
3 years ago
The team is very unprofessional. Andy Malcolm was rough when working with me as a child. Do not recommend. Would never recommend.


Mary Greathouse
3 years ago
The doctor seems amazing. My daughter loved him. But she is 9 and needs a couple of molars removed and it's sad that it took me 3 months to actually get through to have something scheduled and now in your telling me 4 more months to have a tooth pulled?!?! Thanks but I'll take the oral surgeon rou t e and pat 5 times the amout to have it done in the next few weeks . Get help or maybe stop trying to scam new patients for their money!!!!


Renae Cussen
3 years ago
Dr Malcolm told me I needed to "cut the cord" and that my 3 year was "too dependent" on me because he was anxious about his first dentist appointment. He also told my child he wasn't allowed to cry and that if he continues after a while I won't be allowed to sit by him to calm him down. Definitely won't be going back


harmonie cowart
3 years ago
I dont know whats going on with the office lately? My family are patients of Dr. malcolm and always had great experiences. I also work for a General practice but CHOOSE to take my son to him, Recently they do not return calls or answer the phone. I asked my front desk and they said they have tried everyday and to no avail.. looks like i will have to transfer now..how do i get his records lol..sad.


malinda thorpe
3 years ago
Best Pediatric dentist and dental assistance!! I've taken my daughter who is now four here for her first appointment and will continue the staff is very friendly and they definitely give you all the information you need. Highly recommend


Paige Konopka
3 years ago
We saw dr malcolm for my 1.5 year old. He was so patient with her and made her experience enjoyable so she isn't terrified of the dentist. Highly recommend!


Nancy Hernandez
3 years ago
The team is very unprofessional. Andy Malcolm was rough when working with me as a child. Do not recommend. Would never recommend.


Mary Greathouse
3 years ago
The doctor seems amazing. My daughter loved him. But she is 9 and needs a couple of molars removed and it's sad that it took me 3 months to actually get through to have something scheduled and now in your telling me 4 more months to have a tooth pulled?!?! Thanks but I'll take the oral surgeon rou t e and pat 5 times the amout to have it done in the next few weeks . Get help or maybe stop trying to scam new patients for their money!!!!


malinda thorpe
4 years ago
Best Pediatric dentist and dental assistance!! I've taken my daughter who is now four here for her first appointment and will continue the staff is very friendly and they definitely give you all the information you need. Highly recommend


Teresa Colasuono
4 years ago
My daughter has been going to Dr. Malcom for 9 years now after we had a terrible experience with a dentist. My grandchildren and niece all go there now. Great dentist, great staff!


jessika Garcia
4 years ago
Worst dentist for kids! Specially if they have anxiety or fear of dentist. Please don't put your child or yourself through it. Dr malcolm has no patience with kids!! And all these 5 star reviews are fake!!!


Angela Mancini
4 years ago
I have gone to Malcolm Pediatric Dentistry twice with my 3 year old daughter. They have been very friendly, compassionate, and professional. The first time I came with my daughter to Dr. Malcolm's practice was for a second opinion due to an accident that caused trauma to her front teeth. We had gone to another dentist that recommended pulling two of her front teeth. I was very concerned because that would leave her without 2 front teeth for 4 to 5 years. I was immediately able to get in to see Dr. Malcolm for another opinion who thoroughly examined her and recommended leaving her teeth alone. We took his advice and 4 months later her teeth are back into proper position and healthy. We could not be more pleased with this office and we will not go anywhere else!


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