Quality Pediatric Dental & Orthodontic Care in Kentucky
At Dr. Lee Boyd Pediatric Dentisty, we are proud to provide dental and orthodontic care to children throughout Kentucky. We regularly see patients from all over the state due to our outstanding service and fun office environment. Whether your child needs a routine check-up or Invisalign Teen, we have the tools to ensure that your child has a healthy, beautiful smile.
Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child's first dental visit be scheduled by his or her 1st birthday. It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for the child as possible. We want to give your child the time to get to know Dr. Boyd, and his staff. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits.
Our office is like no other in Kentucky or the surrounding states. We have gone to great lengths to provide a place where children and teens will love coming to the dentist. We have toys to play and climb on that are soft and safe for children. Along with several video games and play areas we also have televisions at every chair. We want to make visiting the dentist fun and exciting for our young patients.
The question we hear most about the first visit is, "will I be allowed to go back with to the treatment area with my child?" Yes, we do allow one parent to be in the treatment area with their child. If your child is more comfortable and at ease with you there, then the appointment will be more enjoyable. It also allows Dr. Boyd to communicate with you about your child's treatment needs.
Insurance & Payment
Please bring any insurance cards or forms with you to the appointment as we do accept most insurance. If you have any questions as to whether or not we take your insurance please feel free to call. We also ask that you come about 15 minutes prior to the appointment, as you will have forms to fill out. Deductibles and co-pays are collected when services are rendered and we also accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
FIRST VISIT AGES 1-4:
When children within this age range visit our Allen, KY office we allow them to come back and play in the treatment area to get used to the environment. We will do an exam on your child's mouth, discuss home care with you, dietary habits and your child's fluoride intake. Depending on what your child's needs are we may do a cleaning and place fluoride on their teeth at this visit.
FIRST VISIT AGES 5-18:
When children visit our office for the first time we allow them to come back and play and get used to the office. The older kids usually play one of several video games. This allows them to remain entertained and become comfortable with the office while they wait. Once it is time for their appointment, we will do a complete dental examination, which includes examination of teeth, tongue and gums. We will also conduct the following screenings and evaluations:
- Oral Cancer Screening
- TMJ Evaluation
- Orthodontic Evaluation
We will show your child proper brushing techniques and how to take care of his or her teeth at home. We will also clean their teeth and apply professional strength fluoride. In addition to an exam and cleaning we will take any necessary x-rays so that we may determine treatment needs. We do our best to make sure your child’s treatment does not expose them to unnecessary harm which is why we use all digital x-rays, which utilize much lower levels of radiation than traditional x-rays. After the examination and x-rays, if your child requires any treatment Dr. Boyd will develop a comprehensive plan of treatment that is customized to your child's needs. Our staff would be happy to go over any financial or insurance questions you may have regarding the treatment plan Dr. Boyd develops for your child.
Schedule Your Child’s First Visit Today!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us! We are happy address any additional questions you may have about your child’s pediatric dental care. We are constantly working to ensure that your child has a comfortable and enjoyable dental experience. We are always happy to meet new patients! Give us a call to schedule your child’s first visit today!