Dr. Jim Haas has always loved working with children, so his decision to become a pediatric dentist was a natural choice. After over 20 years in private practice, Dr. Jim is grateful that he has been fortunate enough to work in a field that he thoroughly enjoys. His focus is not only the dental health of his patients, but their overall well-being. Dr. Jim wants all of his patients and their families to feel comfortable with their treatments, but he recognizes that this can only be accomplished by assessing each individual’s needs. His calm, soothing, and often humorous approach help his patients relax and walk away with a very positive dental experience. For patients who are more anxious or have special needs, Dr. Jim has extensive training in conscious and complete sedation dentistry for children and is one of only a few pediatric dentists in New Hampshire who holds a permit to sedate children.
Dr. Jim attended the University of Vermont, and then graduated, with high honors, from Rutgers University. He moved directly from there to the University of Maryland Dental School, graduating magna cum laude. After dental school, Dr. Jim completed a 3-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Jim Haas is board certified in pediatric dentistry, earned the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, New Hampshire Dental Society, and the New Hampshire Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
It is important to Dr. Jim to spend time with his family and to be involved with his community. When he’s not reading, hiking, boating, or traveling with his kids, Dr. Jim likes to support children here in New Hampshire and abroad. He is involved with the foster care system in New Hampshire and participates in the Dentists with a Heart program, including providing screenings in local elementary schools. Dr. Jim also travels to Israel every year in conjunction with Dental Volunteers for Israel, donating his time and talents to underprivileged children, from all backgrounds, in Jerusalem.