Our first visit is child’s play!
Getting to know Dr. Dove and Dr. Parikh will be a fun and enjoyable experience for you, your child, and us. We will review your child’s medical history and make sure you are comfortable with our procedures and staff. Below are several questions that you may have before your first visit.
When they are one year old. Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a dental home for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventative and routine oral health care.
You can help make the first visit to the dentist both positive and enjoyable. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child hat might cause unnecessary fear (such as “needle”, “poke”, “scrape”, “drill”, etc).
Our office makes a practice of using the tell-show-do method. We will always tell your child about a procedure, show your child how it works / feels / sounds, then when they are comfortable, we will do the procedure.
On your first visit to our office, please bring your insurance information (a card if you have one), and our new patient paperwork already completed.
Your insurance determines your deductible. Any amount not covered by your insurance will be due that day.
We accept all private insurance. We are in network with Delta Dental and participate in the Cigna Network Savings Program. Upon verification of your insurance, we will file your claims for you as a courtesy.
For anyone who doesn’t have insurance, we offer a 10% discount if paid by cash, check, or credit card at the time of service.
Yes! Dr. Dove and Dr. Parikh completed extra training in pediatrics and caring for children with special healthcare needs. Dr. Dove has hospital privileges through Carolinas Healthcare System at the University and Main locations.
We will try our hardest to put them on the schedule together. Once they are, we will let you know if they are at the same time, or back to back. We know that our parents have busy scheduled so we do our best to stay on schedule!