DENTAL CARE

At Dental Care for Kids, we are always looking for ways to serve our patients better.  Please read and review the information below so that we may make your visit with us as pleasant and smooth as possible.

PATIENT FORMS
NEW PATIENTS: Please click here to download our New Patient Forms prior to your first visit with us.  You may call and schedule an appointment for your child’s first visit.  If you must cancel, please give 24 hours notice.  If we do not receive 24 hours notice for a cancellation or if the appointment is failed, another New Patient appointment will not be given and you will have to walk-in during our walk-in hours, which are first come, first served.

EXISTING PATIENTS: One of our assistants will review your child’s health history and make all updates on the computer in your child’s chart each time you visit.  Please make sure to inform us of any significant changes in your child’s health, any new medications, or any allergies.

WALK-IN PATIENT POLICY
Our walk-in hours are first come, first served.   Registration for walk-in patients begins Monday-Friday at 8:30 AM and continues until 45 minutes before closing.  Saturday registration for walk-ins begins at 9:30 and continues until we are full for the day.  Additional walk-ins may not be accepted 45 minutes before closing in order to allow the proper amount of time to complete a patient’s needed treatment.  Emergencies (severe pain or trauma) will always be evaluated by a doctor if the patient arrives during operating hours regardless of how many walk-ins have already been accepted.

SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT POLICY
At Dental Care for Kids, we see a large volume of patients each day.  In order to best serve our patients, it is important that you are on time for your appointment.  If you are late for your appointment, please note that your child’s treatment may have to be modified or rescheduled.  Failed appointments will result in the loss of scheduling privileges.

INSURANCE
We accept Missouri Medicaid, Illinois Medicaid and private insurance plans.  We will check your child’s eligibility at each appointment.  If your child is not eligible for dental coverage, you may qualify for reduced fees.

We are participating providers for the following private insurance plans:
Advantica
Guardian (Preferred and Alliance)
United Concordia
United Healthcare Dental
Delta Dental of Missouri
MetLife

All payments and co-pays are due at the time of treatment.  Payment arrangements may be made.

DID YOU KNOW?
Childhood tooth decay is the most infectious, chronic disease in children, but it is also preventable!

Dental problems are more prevalent in children than both hay fever or asthma.

50% of tooth decay in low income children goes untreated.