Below are several questions that you may have before your first visit.
Pediatric Dentistry is the dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association which encompasses comprehensive dental care for children from infancy through adolescence and into young adulthood.
A pediatric dentist like Dr. Jerry is one who has completed a minimum 2-year residency after dental school to receive additional training in the recognition and treatment of childrens’ dental needs. Specialty education includes child psychology, behavior guidance, preventive techniques, restorative dentistry, and the care of individuals with special needs.
Dr. Jerry will complete a thorough exam to evaluate the health of your child’s teeth, gums and mouth. He will make specific recommendations for sealants, fluoride and other services based on your child’s individual needs and habits.
We strive to make each visit fun, educational, and memorable!
Each dental visit fee can vary depending on the number of services your child requires that day. There will be no surprises – we will keep you informed of what we project the fee of the visit will be, and you will be involved in every decision concerning your child's dental health.
Our office is a specialty Pediatric Dental practice providing specialized care. Please call with any questions regarding insurance plans. There are several plans that allow us to submit claims for our patients. For these plans we do accept assignment of benefits from your carrier.
Seeing several children in one family at the same time is never a problem for our staff! We know that parents are busy and we strive to stay on schedule at all times. Sometimes emergency visits are necessary, and we will let you know in advance if this would put us behind schedule – rest assured we would offer your child the same urgent attention if they were in need of immediate care. Our average wait time for patients to be seen is very short.
It is common for a child to feel nervous or anxious as they prepare for their first dental appointment. Caregivers can help alleviate fear by avoiding words like “needle” and “drill” in advance of the first visit. Dr. Jerry and team are skilled in reducing anxiety in their patients, and will explain all treatments and equipment in a positive and pleasant way. We enjoy working with children and are flexible in approaching each patient as an individual. We will always go the extra mile to ensure your child has a fun and pleasant experience.