We want all of our little patients and their parents to be well-educated and ensure that information is easily accessible to you! If you’re seeking more information on dental health, pediatric dentistry or any other topics that come to mind, check out the areas of information below. If there is something you can’t find, please feel free to give us a call so we help!
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a dentist who is specialized in treating children from infancy through early adulthood. A pediatric dentist has two years of residency in addition to their dental school training that is spent learning to work with children and helping them develop special skills to treat with care and education! Dr. Hensley and the team at Dayton Pediatric Dentistry have an office that is built with children in mind and that uses an approach that makes the dental experience relaxing and even fun for our patients!
Building healthy habits for your children takes effort and should start as early as infancy. At Dayton Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that patients make their first visit to us within six months after their first tooth erupts or at one year old, whichever comes first. From infancy through early adulthood, the building of strong oral health habits is a job that we share with parents! If you’re looking for more resources on dental health resources, please visit the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry’s FAQ Page for Parents.
For a more fluid and time-saving visit to our office, we recommend you download and fill out our New Patient paperwork prior to your visit and bring it with you. We find this helps our small patients as it leaves you time to spend with your child answering their questions or observing what they may be experiencing prior to the beginning of the appointment.
If you don’t have time to fill out the paperwork, that’s no trouble at all. We just ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out any necessary forms.
At Dayton Pediatric Dentistry, we do our best to provide you with options when you’re paying for your child’s dental care. We accept all major credit cards as well as cash, check, debit card, Medicaid and insurance.
We also offer affordable payment options through CARECREDIT. CareCredit helps finance dental care through small loans. There are a few options when working with CareCredit and Dayton Pediatric Dentistry. To learn more and see if you qualify for CARECREDIT, please visit their site.