At [practice_name], we understand that navigating your personal financial situation can be stressful. We are here to help you work through your payment options and answer any questions you may have. Our team of pediatric dentists is dedicated to ensuring your child receives the care and attention they deserve, no matter your financial situation.
We are pleased to accept most dental insurances, and we are providers with Aetna, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Cigna, Delta Dental, Dental Select, EMI Health, MetLife, UMR, and UnitedHealthcare.
We also have in-house payment plans available to those who qualify and we are able to take cash, check, and credit cards. Payment is expected at time of service. If you have any questions about your payment options, we encourage you to contact our team at any of our dental offices. We would be happy to help you in any way we can.
Starting at Age 1
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the American Dental Association (ADA) all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age.
Pleasant First Visit
When your child is first seen at one year, the first visit can be pleasant and uneventful, introducing both you (the parent) and your child to our dental office. In this visit, we emphasize the developmental assessment of your child’s oral health. Tooth decay (caries) or developmental disturbances can be best managed early. We may recommend applying a fluoride varnish to counteract beginning decay on newly erupted teeth.
Five Steps for Baby’s First Dental Visit
Step 1: Clinical Examination by Age 12 Months
- Complete medical history
- Exam with parent/guardian
- Note clinical dental caries
- Soft tissue irregularities
- White-spot lesions, tongue anatomy
- Enamel decalcification, hypoplasia
- Dietary staining
Step 2: Caries Risk Assessment
- Bottle- or breastfed at night on demand
- Non-water in bedtime bottle
- Decalcification/caries present
- No oral homecare
- Sugary foods, snacks
Step 3: Diet Counseling for Infants
- No milk or juice in bed
- Sippy cups can encourage tooth decay
- Avoid sugary drinks and sodas
- Encourage variety and a balanced diet
- Low-sugar snacks
- Fluorides – topical and systemic
Step 4: Oral Homecare for Infants
- Brush/massage teeth and gums twice daily
- Small, soft toothbrush
- Tiny amount of toothpaste, with fluoride
- Guidance on thumb sucking, pacifier
- Response for home accidents, trauma
Step 5: Future Visit
- Based on risk assessment
We want to focus your first visit with Dr. Walter, Dr. Briant, and Dr. Clark Romney on your child’s experience and smile. To ensure you are not weighed down with paperwork, we have provided our new patient forms online. Simply click on the links below to download and print out the forms. Then, complete them to the best of your ability and bring them in to your first appointment with our caring pediatric dentists in Salt Lake City and Rose Park, Utah, and Rock Springs, Wyoming. If you need help or if you would like to know more, please contact our helpful dental team today. We look forward to serving your family!