How to Find Family Dentists Who Make Kids Smile

dca-blog_dentist-selection-family

Your child’s dental health is very important their in development and well-being. But just as vital as your child’s health is their happiness with their dentist and their entire dental experience. To find family dentists who will keep your child healthy and happy, try these kid-tested tips.

The Poster Child of a Pediatric Dentist

Not all dentists smile on children, so you need to find a pediatric dentist because they have special skills. These dentists have training in treating children and are well versed on their dental needs. And a pediatric dentist treats children from infancy through adolescence, so it’s important to find an affordable dentist and develop a healthy relationship.

Make a Preview Part of Your Game Plan

When you’re looking to find a pediatric dentist, start with a look around their practice. Visit various family dentists and take a tour of their offices. Try to take your child with you to see if they feel comfortable. While you’re at each office, look for each of these elements:

  • The dentist has specialized training or a strong interest in treating children.
  • Membership in the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Child-friendly office setting with toys, books, and games.
  • A convenient location and hours.
  • Special emergency care.
  • Acceptable fees, payment plans, and insurance options, which matter if you need an affordable dentist.

Play Off Your Perceptions

After touring and exploring the practices of various family dentists, you’ll need to decide on a dentist and make your child’s appointment. But consider your child’s first visit to the pediatric dentist simply a test of the practice’s treatment and ask yourself if your child’s experience featured the following:

  • Your child was seen promptly.
  • The dentist and staff were caring, compassionate, and patient with your child.
  • A gentle, yet complete, examination was given.
  • The staff requested a full medical and dental history for your child.
  • Your questions were treated with understanding, respect, and concern.
  • You were provided with information about your child’s dental development, preventing dental disease, and at-home care.
  • The experience was pleasant for both you and your child.

Dental visits should be positive experiences for both you and your child. Follow these tips to find a pediatric dentist and enjoy a healthy relationship.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Bend, call The Dental Center of Indiana today at (855) 979-3358 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Bend. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Indiana, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Indiana.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff and the doctor was great
Tracy J.
Kind people, clean facilities.
Jared D.
The staff, the dental assistants and especially the doctor are so welcoming and wonderful with children. It is unlike any other dentist office I have been to … Very, sincerely caring.
Giovanni M.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
Dental assistant was caring and professional.
Maria A.
Amazing, friendly, patient, funny, professional, informative staff. They were wonderful to my children.
Bowen S.
Prompt service, little wait time, great hygienist
Monica N.
The staff is Pleasant professional and thorough
Nanci W.
Everyone is always so friendly. They always do a great job.
Allyssa Z.
Exceptional service by Cheryl
Alex M.
Dr Carrol was the best oral surgeon i have ever seen. I asked him to be gentle when giving the numbing shot and was very gentle when extracting the tooth. I have had little to no pain afterwards. No […]
Isreal D.
Excellent service, care, and lots of patience with me as I’m not an easy patient. Thanks, you made going to the dentists office less stressful and that means a lot to me. Highly recommend!
Scott B.
You guys were awesome and made my four year old feel at home. She went back and got two fillings without me and didn’t even get upset. The staff is amazing and so considerate.
Estellise B.
The hygienist was excellent, very professional & spent quality time on my teeth.
Linda M.
overall experience in the past and most recent visit.
Kenneth M.
Dr. Cochran is so great at what he does and the staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. They made going in for fillings so much better than I could have thought possible. Nice to see people who […]
Jaclyn B.
It’s actually a pleasure to have dental work done. The most caring practice I have ever been to. They are even great with kids. So glad I chose this office.
Raimie W.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Your team is wonderful with Dr. Cochran, Amber, Stacy, Melody and everyone to make a great experience!
Jeff M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here