Most parents feel more comfortable, especially those with children younger than the age of 12, taking their children to a pediatric dentist rather than a family dentist. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a pediatric dentist is a dentist who has received 2 -3 years of additional training, allowing him or her to focus strictly on children’s dentistry. One reason why parents feel more comfortable taking their children to a pediatric dentist as opposed to a family dentist is because they tend to have more patience and more knowledge when it comes to dealing with young children. There are many other reasons why parents prefer pediatric dentists for their children, and if you’re looking for a good pediatric dentist in the Andrews, North Carolina area, you must drive at least a hour away, due to the small size of the town.
Asheville Pediatric Dentistry
Located on Peachtree Street in Asheville, two hours east of Andrews, this dental practice specializes in dental care for not only children and adolescents, but infants as well. Many pediatric dentists won’t even see children younger than age 3, so this dental practice is rare. The dentist is Jenny Jackson, a North Carolina native who is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society, American Dental Association as well as some other societies. Dr. Jackson treats all types of dental problems, including emergencies, and she believes in preventing problems by maintaining regular oral checkups and care. Asheville Pediatric Dentistry does not accept dental insurance and parents must pay upfront and wait to be reimbursed by their insurance company, if they have dental insurance.
Also located two hours away in Asheville, Great Beginnings has four doctors to choose from. Dr. Ryan, Dr. Bill, Dr. Andrew and Dr. Angie are all patient and caring doctors who have worked with children of all ages for years. This pediatric dental practice accepts just about any type of insurance accept Delta Dental or Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Patients with these insurances must pay upfront and forms will be provided so that a claim can be made for reimbursement. Great Beginnings accepts children from the age of 1 and up, and will create fun ways for your child to practice good dental hygiene.
Children’s Dentistry of Knoxville
Located about an hour and a half away in Knoxville, Tennessee, this is another great choice for a pediatric dentist. Darryl Phillips, the dentist, has created an incentive program called “Dr. Darryl Dollars.” Darryl Dollars are entry forms into a monthly prize drawing, and they can be earned by referring new patients to the office, wearing a Children’s Dentistry of Knoxville t-shirt to the office or by having your child bring in a report card consisting of A’s and B’s. This dental practice accepts just about every type of dental insurance, including Met Life and Delta Dental. Children’s Dentistry of Knoxville sees children from ages 1-20, as Dr. Phillips stresses the importance of early and regular dental visits.
Also, attending the upcoming dental conference 2020 would be an excellent idea as it is going to be about dental care and how to tackle issues related to teeth and how to keep it neat and clean.