Have Questions? We Have Answers!
Do you have COVID protocols for appointments?
Yes, We Make Kids Smile is committed to maintaining a safe environment for our patients, families, and staff.
Are you currently accepting new patients?
Yes, we are always excited to see new smiles!
What insurance do you participate with?
Our office accepts a variety of insurance plans. Please call us and one of our friendly team members will help you determine whether we accept your insurance.
How old should my child be for his or her first dental visit?
We recommend bringing your child for her first visit around the first birthday. However, it’s never too early to bring your baby, and some parents will make the first visit as soon as the first tooth erupts!
Do you provide silver (amalgam) or white (composite) fillings?
Actually we provide both types of fillings. Though we prefer to use tooth-colored fillings whenever possible, we tailor our decision based on individual situations. Your dentist will discuss the possibilities and options with you before beginning any treatment, so that you know your child is getting the best restoration possible for his needs.
How long will the appointment take?
The amount of time needed to make you child comfortable and to care for their dental needs can vary. For a regular checkup, an appointment will last approximately one hour, on average. If your child needs a restorative procedure or your child has special needs to take into consideration, please ask one of our friendly Smile Team members when you are scheduling your appointment and they can give you an idea of how long to plan for your appointment.
Do you do office tours?
We welcome you to call and schedule a Happy Visit for your child. During this time, we can introduce your child to our office environment and all the people they will meet during their visit. This will help minimize any anxiety your child might have when coming back for their regular appointment.
Can I bring my child in for a second opinion?
If you have concerns about treatment recommended by another dentist, we would be happy to see your child and provide our own unbiased opinion.
Are you able to handle my Autistic child?
Yes, to make the dental visit as successful as possible, our entire office staff has been trained on working with children with an ASD diagnosis. From check-in to check-out, there will be techniques and strategies that can be used to make everyone involved feel good about the visit. Please be sure to make us aware of your child’s diagnosis and individual needs when scheduling appointments, so that we can prepare for their appointment in advance.
Do you see special needs patients?
Yes, our office is here to provide access to good dental care for children with special needs. Our office staff is trained to work with children of all kinds of intellectual and medical diagnoses.
During your child’s first visits, our dentist can evaluate and discuss dental development, and help you create the most appropriate home care routine for your family. By working closely with our office to put a prevention plan in place, many potential dental problems can be avoided entirely.
If your child does need to have any restorative work, you can rest assured that our staff works from your very first appointment to help ease your child’s anxieties. We are well-prepared to help your child be comfortable with the care they need, and we dedicate ourselves to providing that care in a compassionate manner.
Which areas do you serve?
We see families and patients from all over Southern Maryland, including: Waldorf, St. Charles, La Plata, Charlotte Hall, Mechanicsville, Clinton, Brandywine, Fort Washington and elsewhere.
Our new location in Prince Frederick now offers easier access to care for families in Calvert County. From North Beach all the way south to Lusby and Solomons – many patients even visit us from over the bridge in Lexington Park!