• General Questions


    How can I prepare my child for his or her first dental visit?

    You play an important role in making your child’s first dental experience a positive one. Any anxiety on your part will be sensed by your child. Convey good feelings to your child about dental visits being a part of growing up and let your child know they are going to learn lots of new ways to make their teeth sparkle and enjoy a healthy smile. You can explain that Dr. Jason will count and possibly “take pictures” of his/her teeth.

    Please do not tell your child that the dentist will not hurt, as the idea of being hurt may have never entered your child’s mind. Also, please do not use the words needle, shot, drill, pull, or any words suggesting unpleasantness. Even the use of these words in a joking manor will negatively impact your child’s experience. Our goal is to perform the dental treatment in the easiest and most positive way possible for your child.

    Do I stay with my child during their dental visits?
    We encourage parents to come into our treatment area to view the facilities and personally meet the Doctor and staff. After this initial visit, we hope that parents will feel comfortable enough to allow their child to enter the treatment area on their own for subsequent visits. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome fear and anxiety. Anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies have shown that most children over the age of 3 react in a more positive way when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own.  If you choose to accompany your child, we ask that you assume a passive role of an observer. If more than one person is speaking to your child, they may become confused. Your help in this effort is greatly appreciated and will result in a positive relationship of trust and cooperation between your child and Dr. Jason. 


    Pediatric Related Questions:


    What are Pediatric Dentists?
    Pediatric dentists specialize in treating very young children to teens. Given our additional pediatric dental training (2-year pediatric residency post-dental school) and by limiting our practice to pediatrics, we are able to keep current on the latest diagnostic and treatment procedures for young people. We are also experienced in communication, behavior modification and other techniques used to establish trust to help your child better accept dental treatment. Our dental team will monitor and evaluate your child’s dental condition regularly to provide the highest level of prevention and treatment. 
    Why should I take my child to a Pediatric Dentist?
    Children are not just small adults. Sometimes, children have difficulty being patient and cooperative during a dental exam. As pediatric dentists, we know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them feel comfortable. In addition, pediatric dentists use specially designed equipment in offices that are arranged and decorated with children in mind. A pediatric dentist offers a wide range of treatment options, as well as expertise and training to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth. When your pediatrician suggests that your child receive a dental exam, you can be assured that a pediatric dentist will provide the best possible care. 


    Payment Related Questions:


    What insurances do you work with?
     All information of who we are in network with can be viewed here. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call our office at {{tel}}.
    What are your payment policies?

    Please have all of your insurance information on the day of the appointment. We accept cash, personal checks, debit cards and most major credit cards including American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.

    • Please note that your portion of the bill, not covered by insurance, is requested at the time of service. If you are uncertain of your plan’s benefits, our Financial Coordinator will be happy to assist you.
    •  Please be sure to keep us informed of any insurance changes such as policy name, insurance company address, or a change of employment.
    What are the PROS and CONS of insurance?


    Most dental insurance plans will pay for the total cost of preventive treatments including exams, cleanings and sealants. Helping your child to maintain good oral health with regular dental visits now, can greatly reduce the ptoential expense of more costly restorative procedures in the future.


    Many patients expect that their insurance plan will pay 90%-100% of all dental fees. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Most plans only pay between 50%-80% of the average total fee.

    Some insurances pay more and some pay less. Each insurance company uses a different set of fees they consider allowable. These allowable fees may vary widely and are often proportional to the cost of the insurance policy. Less expensive insurance policies typically reimburse at a lower rate.