Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide the children we serve with the highest quality oral health care in the safest, most empathetic and compassionate environment possible.
Our vision is for the community to view Kidsteethonly as the home of the highest quality pediatric dental care, and to have a generation who recognizes and prioritizes the role that oral health plays in their overall well-being.
As specialists in pediatric dentistry, we understand that kids aren’t just tiny adults. Children think, understand, communicate, and see their world differently than grown-ups do thanks to their growing brains! In our office, we know how to connect with our patients no matter how big or small they are.
We also understand that while baby teeth are made of the same “stuff” as adult teeth, they can’t always be treated the same. In many cases, treating baby teeth like adult teeth can lead to failure. By taking into account our patients’ physical development, mental growth and dental needs, our goal is to provide every child with a solid foundation for oral health they can carry into adulthood!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a pediatric dentist?
A good analogy is a pediatrician. A pediatric dentist is not only a “general dentist,” but also specializes in childrens' oral heath treatment. This requires an additional 2 years of training after dental school in a credentialed certificate residency program. And just like a pediatrician, you do not need a referral to establish your child's dental home at Kidsteethonly.
Is there an age range of patients you see?
Yes, we only care for children between the ages of newborn to 16.
Do you accept dental insurance?
Dental insurance is contractual agreement between an empolyer and an insurance company, the dentist plays no active role in these negotiations. Since these agreements may vary widely, it is best to contact your employer/insurance provider directly to inquire about benefit specifics.
Kidsteethonly will always recommend treatment we feel best serves your child, regardless of insurance coverage. However, treatment we recommend is often covered in part or in total by insurance.
While we are not in network with any insurance companies, we do accept assignment of benefits which means that we will file your insurance information and they will send us payment directly. You are financially responsible for any amount your insurance does not cover. We are willing to work with any insurance company and although most are willing to work with us, occasionally some refuse.
Please do not hesitate to call our office with questions...insurance can be challenging to navigate and we would love to assist in any way we can.
*Please note that we are not a Medicaid Fidelis provider
What types of payment are accepted?
We accept Cash, Check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Care Credit.
*Care Credit is a healthcare specific credit card that allows families to spread out payments for more extensive treatment needs.
At what age should my child start seeing a dentist?
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry both recommend the first dental appointment be 6 months after a child’s first tooth erupts or by 1 year old, whichever comes first.
If there is a concern, we are happy to see your child any time after birth.
What if I have a dental emergency?
If your child is an established patient and has a dental emergency after hours, please call the office and our voicemail will direct you on how to reach your dentist.