Pediatric Dentistry

Choosing a Pediatric Dentist 

Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating the unique needs of children. A pediatric dentist has completed two to three years of specialty training beyond dental school. He or she limits the practice to treating the oral health needs of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs. 

Choosing a pediatric dental practice to trust with the health and beauty of your child’s smile is an important decision, so it’s a great idea to ask for a recommendation from someone you trust. Whether it’s a friend, co-worker, or family member, they’ll probably be more than happy to share their child’s dental experience.  

Making a positive first impression at the dentist can influence children’s view of dentistry for the rest of their lives, so it’s important to make sure your child is comfortable with the doctor and staff. 

Consider education and experience 

Once you have a list of a few pediatric dentists, do a little research. Find out about their educational background, where they went to school, and what kinds of continuing education or specialty training they’ve had. Before you set up an appointment, make sure the candidate is a licensed member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. This ensures that he or she remains up to date on the newest and most effective clinical procedures. 

Make sure your child is comfortable 

It’s very important for your child to feel comfortable with the pediatric dentist. Does the doctor have a pleasant chairside manner? Do you feel like he or she really pays attention to your concerns? Is the staff friendly and helpful? Does the office have a fun atmosphere that your child enjoys? Take all this into consideration when choosing a pediatric dental office. 

Ask questions 

During your initial consultation, don’t be afraid to ask questions. After all, that’s why you’re there! It’s important for you to understand every aspect of your child’s dental health and the available treatment options. The more informed you are about your child’s dental health, the better decisions you will be able to make. 

A few things to consider 

  • Is the office located near your home or work to make appointments as convenient as possible? 
  • Do they offer extended office hours before or after work and school? 
  • What types of insurance does the office work with and what kind of financing do they offer? 
  • Do the dentist and staff seem interested in making your child’s experience personalized, or do you feel like “just a number?” 

Give your child the gift of ideal dental health by visiting a pediatric dentist who truly cares about your child’s health and happiness. 

Our services

The services we offer are a complete range of children’s dentistry. We provide basic quality care like exams and cleanings all the way up to specialized procedures, and even hospital dentistry. We are one of a few practices offering four types of sedation dentistry for children for added comfort, when prescribed or necessary. We believe in providing quality care to every patient and we design our treatment plans based on individual needs, not fee schedules. We accept most private insurances, and we file all claims with your insurance company on your behalf and even offer flexible payment plans and CareCredit.

Insurance

Our Rio Rancho pediatric dental practice happily accepts all private insurance and cash payments for your child’s dental needs

Pediatric Dentist's

A pediatric dentist has an additional two to three years of specialized training after dental school and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years including those with special needs.

Pediatric Dental Emergencies

If you face a dental emergency, give us a call immediately. If you need urgent treatment after hours, you can call our emergency number.

Sedation Dentistry

There are times when our dentists recommend some type of sedation, based on the severity or length of procedure.

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