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.
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. All routine check-ups and cleanings are done on a walk-in basis. We accept a designated number of walk-in patients each day. Registration for walk-in patients begins Monday-Friday at 8:30 AM and continues until we are full for the morning session, Monday-Thursday at 2:30 PM until we are full for the afternoon session, and Saturdays at 9:30 AM until we are full for the day. If you are planning on coming later in the day after registration has already begun, please call us ahead of time to check whether or not we are accepting additonal walk-in patients. Additional walk-ins may not be accepted 45 minutes before lunch/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
New patients and patients requiring treatment that has already been diagnosed by one of our dentists may schedule appointments. 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. Multiple failed appointments will result in the loss of scheduling priveleges.
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, you may qualify for self pay fees.
We are participating providers for the following private insurance plans:
Guardian (Preferred and Alliance)
United Healthcare Dental
Delta Dental of Missouri (PPO and Premier)
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.