Pediatric Dental Patient Information – Wylie, TX
Committed to Making Visiting the Dentist Enjoyable
At Wylie Children’s Dentistry, we want you and your child to have all of the information necessary for a successful visit. Our team is incredibly understanding, and we’re happy to offer some tips and tricks that we have found help little ones feel more at-ease. We are in-network with virtually all PPO dental insurance plans and are happy to answer any questions you may have about your coverage.
Tips for a Successful First Visit
Our team’s goal is to ensure that your child’s visit to our dental office is comfortable, unique, and memorable. You have a very important role preparing your child for their first visit to the dentist. Here are a few suggestions to prepare your child for their initial visit.
- Present the visit as a fun and exciting experience!
- Tell them that we will “count,” “brush,” and “shine” their teeth. By explaining terms this way, your child will better understand the purpose of the visit.
- Please avoid negative phrases that may cause anxiety to your child such as “drill,” “shots,” “pull,” etc.
- Please remember that this first visit does not involve any uncomfortable procedures and should be a fun and exciting experience!
Planning Your Child’s First Dental Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children be seen by the age of one. This is especially important if it is your first child so we can answer questions and give you suggestions as to how to better care for your child’s teeth. Before any treatment is started, we will review any questions or concerns that you may have, then we will show and tell your child what we are going to do.
We will show them all our gadgets and encourage them to check them out. This will familiarize your child with our gadgets so they feel more comfortable when we use them in their mouths. This first visit consists of a complete dental exam and, if they feel comfortable, a cleaning, which includes checking for cavities, checking their bite for correct alignment of the teeth and jaws. X-rays will be taken only if needed. At the end of the appointment your child will receive a special prize from Dr. Pearson and the staff.
New Patient Forms
At Wylie Children’s Dentistry, we want to respect your time and provide a memorable experience with each visit. For your convenience, you are able to fill out your patient forms online, so you can complete them before you arrive. Our goal with this is to help reduce any wait time in the dental office during your appointment. Simply select your patient forms (linked below) and complete them at your convenience.
If you don’t have an opportunity to complete them, that’s OK! You are welcome to complete the forms in our dental office as well.
Please download and complete our release of record request and temporary power of attorney forms by clicking on the links below. Kindly email the forms to Doctor Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Patient Portal
Anything that you’ll need to do before or after your appointment, like paying a bill or getting in touch with our dental office, you can access from our convenient online patient portal. Just click on the link below and login. If you need help creating an account or accessing your profile, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for help.
Dental Insurance Welcome
Depending on your insurance plan, your children’s visits could be totally covered, or you could have a copay. Contact us before one of your children’s appointments if you aren’t sure how much you’ll be expected to pay – we’ll help you figure it out. At Wylie’s Children’s Dentistry, we care about your kids. Keeping their teeth healthy is our number one priority. Because we want to make coming to the dentist easy, we offer multiple payment options and will work with you to find an option that you’re comfortable using.
Ask our friendly team if we take your plan.
KLEER® Membership Plan
We know that many local families currently do not have dental insurance, and we believe that shouldn’t be a barrier to their children receiving the best dental care possible. That’s why we offer the KLEER® Dental Membership Plan. For one low monthly or yearly fee, you can cover your child’s checkups and cleanings for the entire year at a great discount, plus you’ll also be able to save on any other treatments they might need. Our plan provides many of the same benefits as insurance, but with no deductibles, copays, waiting periods, or yearly maximums!
Our team at Wylie Children’s Dentistry want to make excellent dental care as affordable and accessible as possible. Because of this, we accept many different types of payment. Whether you prefer cash, credit card, have insurance or would like to use another payment option, we can work with you.
CareCredit Financing Available
By signing up for a CareCredit payment plan with us, you can make monthly payments for your children’s dental work. Depending on your situation, you could even qualify for a no-interest plan or an extended plan to lower your monthly payments. Applying for the card is free, and you won’t owe any extra if you decide to pay your balance off early (the secure link below will open in a new window).
Health Savings Account (HSA)
By saving money specifically for health purposes in your HSA, you’re making sure that you’ll have funds available for check-ups, treatments and emergencies. Put as much money in as you want, and watch your savings grow. You can deduct your account balance when it’s time to file your taxes too.