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Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) 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.

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.

We accept ALL PPO dental insurance. We are an "In-network" provider with:
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant
  • BCBS/ Federal & Dental Network of America
  • Central States
  • CHIP
  • Cigna
  • Connection
  • DearBorn National
  • DentalSelect
  • Delta Premier
  • Delta DPO
  • DentaMax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Lincoln Financial
  • Medicaid: DentaQuest & MCNA
  • MetLife PDP Plus
  • Principal
  • SunLife
  • United HealthCare

It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.

Our office accepts most insurance plans and we are happy to file your insurance for you. Most insurance companies pay 50 to 80 % of treatment fees depending upon your insurance. At the time of treatment, the estimated patient portion is expected. We do offer payment plans. For further information and to apply, click here.

If your child is under 3, please click here to fill out a quick, additional patient form!

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