What is a Pediatric Dentist?

A Pediatric Dentist helps ensure your child’s oral health and provides care in a comfortable, age-appropriate setting. A Pediatric Dentist provides both routine and specialty oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special health care needs. After four years of dental school, a Pediatric Dentist completes two years of additional specialty training which includes in-depth experiences in preventive care, growth and development, behavior management techniques, treatment of traumatic injuries, and treatment using sedation and general anesthesia.

What can I expect in my first visit?

Your child will first receive an office tour of Pediatric Dentistry P.C., which provides an opportunity for your child to get acquainted with our highly trained staff and fun environment. Depending upon your child’s age and level of dental development, a professional dental cleaning may be provided. A comprehensive examination is then performed and a plan for future treatment is provided to you. Further treatment is rarely performed at the first visit to facilitate proper preparation of your child for future visits.

How do I prepare my child for their visit?

We recommend you don’t prepare your child at all! Just like other “new” experiences (like a first trip to the zoo), most children need absolutely no preparation except for their parents to be positive, supportive, and excited about their child’s first visit to the dentist (just like a trip to the zoo!!). Please allow us to introduce your child to our fun environment, and don’t try to explain too much to your child.

How do I pay for services?

Full payment for services is due when the services are provided. We accept cash, check, or credit card payment, and provide a payment plan option through CareCredit. If you have dental insurance, we will estimate your dental insurance benefit on the day of treatment and file dental insurance claims for you; however, your estimated portion of payment is required at the time of service.