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Our Practice & Information

Appointment Times  |  First Visit  |  Health Form  |  Fees & Payments  |  Emergency Care

 

APPOINTMENT TIMES

Tuesday through Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 2:00pm

Please understand that your child’s scheduled appointment time is reserved specifically for him or her, therefore any change in this appointment may affect other patients.  We ask that you make every effort to give at least 48 hours notice should you need to adjust your appointment date and/or time.

Know that it is our policy to appoint our younger patients in the morning when they are at their best!  To schedule an appointment today, contact us at appointments@funnydds.com

YOUR CHILD'S FIRST VISIT

Dr. Funny recommends establishing a "Dental Home" for your child when their first few teeth appear or by their first birthday.  Our dental team uses this initial visit to arm you with information on how to keep your child’s smile healthy for a lifetime.  Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend this early dental visit.

The Dental Home is intended not only to provide comprehensive dental care, but to serve as a resource for how to best maintain your child’s oral health.

We strive to make your child’s first visit to University Pediatric Dentistry an enjoyable and positive experience. Our upbeat team is trained to meet the unique needs of children of all ages.  If your child is able to understand, you can tell them about our special office where there will be plenty of kids just like them.  Giving specific details about the dental visit is not necessary because we’ll explain everything to him or her in age-appropriate language!

Our dental team takes pride in using non-threatening terminology to describe our instruments and procedures to our patients.  Please partner with us by refraining from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear.  Words like "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt" are not typically used by our team, as we make a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to your child.

We invite you to tour our office and remain with your child during their initial examination. During future appointments, however, we do suggest that you encourage your child to experience independence by receiving their treatment while you wait in the reception area.  We strive to establish a rapport with each of our patients in order to gain their confidence and overcome apprehension.  If you do choose to accompany your child during future visits, you are more than welcome to come in the treatment areas.  For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception area with a supervising adult.

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a great one…The University Pediatric Dentistry team is committed to providing excellent patient care and exceptional customer service!

For your convenience, we have provided new patient forms on this page.  They should be completed and brought with you to your child’s first appointment.


FEES AND PAYMENTS

Payment is required at each appointment when services are rendered and can be made with cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, American Express or CareCredit.  Please be aware that the parent bringing the child to our office is responsible for payment on all charges for that visit.

Dr. Funny is a preferred provider for Cigna Dental and Delta Dental.  If you subscribe to another insurance plan, please let us know so we can assist you in determining your estimated portion of the treatment cost.   As a courtesy to you, our office will file claims to your primary insurance carrier only as well as accept assignment of benefits.  It is required that you pay your estimated portion of fees at each appointment.  Payment from insurance carriers is typically received within 45 days, however if it is not, we will require payment for all dental services completed.

EMERGENCY CARE

Our team understands that emergency care is sometimes necessary.  We will do our very best to accommodate your child should a dental emergency arise during office hours.  A pediatric dentist is always available after-hours should your child require immediate attention.  A number for the dentist on call is available with our answering service.

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