At Smile Bright Pediatric Dental Care, we recognize that every child is unique. Pediatric dental offices are developed with that in mind. The purpose of the first visit is to establish a positive relationship with your child and to evaluate your child’s dental health. Our office has highly trained staff and a fun environment to make your child’s first visit comfortable and enjoyable. We will help your child learn about the dental visit, taking one step at a time so that he/she will not be as fearful.
We are open to parents accompanying their child/children throughout the visit and encourage them ask questions. It is important for parents to see what we see inside the mouth, and to help the child/children through each appointment. The initial visit, which should last about an hour, consists of x-rays, a cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and an examination by one of our doctors.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children who are at risk of early childhood cavities visit a pediatric dentist by age 1 and Pediatricians agree.
To prevent early childhood cavities, parents first have to find out their child’s risk of developing cavities. They also need to learn how to manage diet, hygiene and fluoride to prevent problems.
The first dental visit also lets parents discuss:
-How to care for an infant’s or toddler’s mouth
-Proper use of fluoride
-Oral habits, including finger and thumb sucking
-Ways to prevent accidents that could damage the face and teeth
-Teething and milestones of development
-The link between diet and oral health
New Patient Forms
For your convenience when visiting our office, please print the following forms, complete the information and bring it with you to your first visit.
Financial Info and Insurance
Most Insurance Accepted
Our office is committed to delivering the best in world-class healthcare and in helping you maximize your insurance benefits. We are happy to process your insurance claims to maximize your benefits. Since insurance can be confusing, we ask that you call or contact us with specific questions. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services and allow them 45 days to render payment. After 45 days, you are responsible for the entire balance, paid-in-full. If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.
Please take a moment to visit the American Dental Association’s website to see what they have to say about dental insurance.
Medicaid and LA Chip Accepted
Our Office Accepts Cash, Check and All Major Credit Cards