Queen Creek, Arizona

How do I schedule an appointment for my child?

You're welcome to call our office at 480-896-7800 to schedule your appointment or schedule one online, and we'll contact you to confirm your selection.

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes. We're happy to accept new patients. We're always excited to provide new and existing patients with excellent dental care. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

What is your cancellation or rescheduling policy?

We request that you contact our office 48 hours prior to your appointment. All late cancellations and no-shows will incur a $25 cancellation fee.

You'll need to bring in the following:

  • Your child’s completed new patient forms
  • A photo ID
  • Your child’s insurance card(s)
  • Any dental x-rays taken in the past six months (or we can obtain new digital x-rays)
  • A list of your child’s current medications, medical conditions or any special accommodations.
  • The phone number of your child’s pediatrician.

No. However, if your child has a dental emergency we are available after-hours and weekends.  Please call the office at 480-896-7800 and we will be in touch ASAP.

Absolutely. Please let us know ahead of time if there are any special arrangements you or a loved one require. We're happy to accommodate you in any way we can.

We're excited that you've chosen us to care for your child’s dental health. We will never judge you. Instead, we'll address any oral health problems, explain treatment options, and create a plan of action to address your child’s unique needs.

Based on guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD), we recommend brushing your child’s teeth with an extra soft or soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste twice daily. For children 0-2 years old (with teeth), we recommend using a small smear of fluoride toothpaste.  For children 2-6 years old, we recommend a small pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.  You should also floss thoroughly at least once a day. Maintaining proper oral hygiene practices will lower your child’s risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Most individuals require twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings. However, it's important to schedule an appointment between routine visits if your child has signs or symptoms of dental problems. These include tooth pain or sensitivity, red or bleeding gums, damaged dental work, persistent bad breath, a dry mouth, facial pain or swelling, a sore that won't heal, or any other concerns. Our team will evaluate your child’s condition and recommend the best course of treatment.

We're happy to welcome you to our practice. We'll start by obtaining a complete medical and dental history for your child and will ask you about any current concerns. We will evaluate the health of your child’s teeth, gums, and any existing dental work to ensure there are no concerns from our perspective. Dental x-rays will be obtained as signs and symptoms indicate and cooperation allows. We will also perform a head and neck exam on your child, to evaluate their salivary glands and lymph nodes, and will conduct an oral cancer screening to rule out potential abnormalities.

Your child will likely receive care from our dental hygienist, who will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your child’s tooth surfaces and along their gum line. We’ll also polish your child’s teeth and floss between them to remove any remaining plaque and debris. We will also recommend a fluoride varnish treatment to lower your child’s risk of future tooth decay.

At the conclusion of your child’s appointment, we will discuss any current needs and preventive measures required to keep your child’s smile healthy. We will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan for your child’s long-term oral health.

Based on guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD), we recommend that children have their first dental appointment when their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. We also suggest you schedule dental visits for your child at intervals determined by your dentist. In general, we recommend twice-yearly exams and cleanings. However, some patients with gum disease, extensive tooth decay or orthodontics may require more frequent appointments. Our team will evaluate your child’s unique needs and recommend the ideal frequency of visits to maintain their healthy smile.

Even if your child doesn’t have any symptoms of dental problems, routine dental exams and cleanings are critical for maintaining optimal oral health. They help detect problems in their earliest stages before they produce symptoms and lower the risk of new tooth decay or gum disease. Maintaining proper oral hygiene care at home and keeping up with your child’s routine dental visits are the best ways to promote healthy smiles for life.

If your child has a dental emergency, we'll do everything we can to provide a same-day appointment. Please call our office for guidance if you need urgent dental care outside our office hours.

A dental emergency is a situation requiring urgent care to relieve severe pain, treat an infection, save a tooth, or control bleeding. Our highly trained and experienced team is fully equipped and prepared to deal with different dental emergencies.

We urge you to call us right away if you feel your child requires urgent dental care. However, if your child experiences a life-threatening emergency such as uncontrolled bleeding, a fractured jaw, or a concussion call 911 or head to your nearest emergency room.

We understand that many of our patients have loved ones who are fearful of the dentist. We encourage our families to use child-friendly dental language around nervous patients to help make their experience more positive.  Some examples include “toothbrush” instead of “drill,” and “sleepy juice” instead of “shot.”  Our gentle techniques, sedation dentistry options, and personalized care will help alleviate your child’s worries and promote a comfortable and anxiety-free dental environment.

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