KidZaam is the creation of Dr. Al Higgins, a pediatric dentist whose Disney-esque approach in providing oral health care to children from ages 1 to 15 years aims to change how children feel about going to the dentist. At the practice in Cottonwood, Arizona (Dr. Higgins’ 4th location) he incorporated prior work with Disney animators to develop an entire character set and theme that includes a villain named ‘DK’.