It’s hard enough to get adults to go to the dentist. Getting kids to be comfortable under dental procedures is an extra challenge. It takes a special kind of person to be a dentist for children, and the following dental practices aim to serve the children of the Dallas area with continuing excellence.
Dentistry for Children
Dr. Suzanne Appolito – Mesquite, TX
This dentist’s practice is small and unassuming, but excellent. They accept all children from 0 to 18 years of age. They are located at 3600 Gus Thomasson Road, #127, in Mesquite, TX, a location southwest of Dallas. Their office hours are from Monday-Thursday from 10am to 6pm, and they are closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There’s a comfortable waiting room for the children and their parents, and cheerful painted murals on the walls. The staff is friendly, and they relate to the children well. They welcome parents who wish to accompany their children into the dental appointment. They take most forms of dental insurance, including Medicaid and CHIP, and payment can be made by cash or credit except Care Credit. Payment in full is expected at the time of service.
Phone number (214) 275-4720
Dr. Joel B. Shields – Sunnyvale, TX
Dr. Shields’ children’s dental practice in Sunnyvale (southwest of Dallas) gives good advice for avoiding anxiety in young children when visiting the dentist. His office is located at 192 South Collins, Suite 102, in Sunnyvale, TX. His office is clean and neat, and the waiting room boasts videogames, drawing tables and a compelling aquarium for the younger set to take the edge off their fear while waiting for their appointment. They encourage parents to accompany children who are three or younger and older children are encouraged to complete their dental appointments with the friendly staff. Payment is expected at the time of treatment, and the staff will work out a dental treatment plan in advance that will work to the customer’s satisfaction.
Phone number (972) 270-7535
Kids’ Smile Center
Sharon D. Hill, DDS, MS, PA – Plano, TX
Dr. Hill offers lots of good dental advice for children of all ages on her website, on topics ranging from thumb sucking to tongue piercing. Her dental practice is located at 3600 Communications Parkway, in Plano, TX, just northeast of downtown Dallas. Dr. Hill encourages parents to come with their children during the initial dental examination, to increase the children’s comfort level when the surroundings are new. For future dental appointments, the children are encouraged to go through the process with supportive staff members. The staff will work out reasonable dental treatment plans to fit family budgets. Dental insurance is accepted.
Phone number (972) 378-0404
Hollea White, DMD, PC – Irving, TX
Dr. White promises to never restrain a child for any reason – only gentle dentistry is practiced here. In addition, orthodontics is done in her office, so there’s no reason to be farmed out should your children require braces as they grow. Convenient appointment times are offered. If the children’s mouths are running up big bills, her office offers a payment plan to make the work more affordable. Dr. White’s dental practice is located in Irving, TX, at 3000 North MacArthur Blvd, a location very convenient to the downtown Dallas area.
Phone number (972) 252-9557
There are many excellent pediatric dental practices in the Dallas area, which make dental health care more convenient and affordable for parents and less frightening for children.