The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Dental Association, and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.
Prior to their appointment, tell your child that the dentist is a friendly doctor who will help their teeth stay healthy. Talk about the visit in a positive, age-appropriate way, as you would about any new experience. Avoid projecting any negative feelings you may have regarding a dental visit, being careful to avoid negative words. A visit to our office can be a very pleasant adventure for both you and your child.
Before your child’s appointment, we ask that you print and complete the new patient paperwork found at the link below.
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to quality dental care. For this reason, we have several financing options in place at Happy Campers Pediatric Dentistry. We accept most insurance plans and accept payments in the form of credit cards, checks, and cash.
Our office does our best to provide you with an estimate of insurance coverage for your child’s dental appointment. In order to provide this estimate, we request that you provide us with your insurance information prior to your child’s appointment. Insurance companies and individual plans vary greatly, and we cannot obtain accurate information if not provided ahead of time.
Please contact our office with questions about specific insurance plans.
At Happy Campers Pediatric Dentistry, we recognize that all children are unique and have individual sensitivities. We have specialized training in helping children with special healthcare needs feel comfortable and safe. By meeting each child where they are able, we strive to provide gentle, calm, compassionate care to them and establish a relationship of trust. Your child’s trust in us is our highest priority!
If your child is very apprehensive, we may skip certain aspects of an appointment. Or, if sedation is needed, we’ll work with you on making the best decision for your child. Pleasant visits and encouraging words from our team (as well as from caregivers) help a child establish trust and confidence that will last a lifetime.
Finally, as pediatric dental specialists, we will always have your child’s best interest at heart. We will never stop in our pursuit of providing a fun and comfortable environment and treating your child as if they were our own.