Learn the advantages of safe, low stress, office based dental procedures.
We will come to your dentist's office.
We are parents and understand life is hectic. This is the easiest approach for busy parents.
You can avoid scary hospitals and stay in a familiar space that eases your child's fears. During the procure you can wait in a family friendly, clean waiting room. This option also protects your child from hospital-based, antibiotic resistant infections.
You can save money and avoid expensive, inflated hospital charges.
Our expertise matters. You can expect superior clinical outcomes with pediatric specialists.
If your dentist prefers, you can instead get a referral to one of our affiliated dentists.
This solution is perfect for complex cases. We help your dentist practice within his or her area of expertise. We will maintain close contact with your dentist before and after the procedure.
We help you deal with medical insurance companies:
We will help you understand your benefits, get pre-authorization, and obtain reimbursement.
We can even help you set up a payment plan through Care Credit.
A familiar space makes everyone comfortable:
It reassures your child.
It is less stressful.
It is ideal for your dentist.
We provide you and your family VIP treatment:
We only perform one case at a time. This means your child has our undivided attention.
A Medical Doctor is with your child throughout. We don't substitute nurses.
Dental offices are designed for children and dentistry:
Pediatric dental chair and equipment is ideal.
Recovery suite is exclusively for children.
Pediatric anesthesia and imaging equipment is safer.
Enjoy easy facility access, family waiting room, and free parking.
Why not the Hospital?
Hospitals are the right place to be when you are extremely sick or have a life threatening condition. However, they're not necessarily the best place to have a dental procedure. Your dentist is usually most familiar with their usual place of business-- at their practice. Doing complex procedures in an unusual environment-- often with staff they just met that day-- can raise the chances of mistakes or errors. Even more ominously, particularly dangerous ("drug-resistant" or "superbug") bacteria can often be passed around the patients in a hospital, but are much rarer in environments without such sick patients. And what happens if the hospital needs to cancel your dental case for an unexpected medical emergency-- which happen at hospitals all the time? After all, they are, first and foremost, hospitals-- not dentist's offices!
Anesthesiology in hospitals can raise additional complications. In a busy hospital, your child's case might be just one of several an anesthesiologist is required to cover at once-- perhaps as many as four cases. This risks poor communication and mistakes. It also means that for part or even most of the case, your child will be left alone in the OR with a nurse while under anesthesia. Even more importantly, the staff at most hospitals may not specialize in children's care, and children are very different than adults!
Moreover, hospitals can be extraordinarily expensive. Having a dental procedure done in the hospital instead of the office can cost thousands of dollars more. That's money out of your pocket especially given the high deductibles in today's challenging insurance environment.
Why not the Surgery Center?
Surgery centers are like Hospital-Lite, with many of the same weaknesses. They are still very costly, with facility fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Surgery centers are rarely specialized in dentistry and dental anesthesia, and offer other services ranging from orthopedics to plastic surgery. Dentists compete for OR time and surgery center attention with these other specialists. Unfortunately, these other surgeons, who typically bring more cases, often get to dictate the schedule and OR staffing. Dentists and their patients may be treated as second class citizens, getting worse times and the last pick of anesthesia and OR staff.
Surgery centers survive on volume. Like at the hospital, the anesthesiologist may have to cover 4 operating rooms at once with the help of nurses. This poses the same set of problems. Your dentist is operating in an unfamiliar setting, with temporary staff who may be overextended, similar to the hospital operating room.