Welcome to Killeen Children’s Dental Center! Our pediatric dentists, orthodontists, and friendly team members are all looking forward to meeting your special child and treating them to an enjoyable and comfortable dental care experience that leaves them smiling. Before your family makes it to our Harker Heights location, though, there is some important information that parents need to know. Keep reading to learn more, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions.
Your First Visit
Your son or daughter’s first visit at our practice will go something like this:
- First, we’ll need to get them checked in with one of our excellent receptionists. They will get your (the parent’s) contact information and inform the other team members that you’ve arrived.
- We will ask you to complete all the necessary paperwork before getting started. This step can actually be done before you arrive at the office with the help of our convenient online forms, which are found below!
- If we’re completing a pediatric exam, parents can expect the visit to last around half an hour. We will clean your child’s teeth, examine the mouth for any signs of dental problems, and teach them how to brush and floss. If our dentists determine that any treatment us necessary, we will inform you afterward.
- If we’re completing an orthodontic consultation, the visit should last anywhere from 60 minutes to an hour and a half. We will capture detailed X-rays of your child’s smile and then plan out the ideal straightening process.
If you’d like to know more about this important first appointment, contact us! Our team is always happy to help.
New Patient Forms
If parents are interested in saving extra time, they can complete the necessary new patient forms before ever setting foot in the office! Just click on the link below to open the digital paperwork and print it out at home instead. By bringing our front desk team the finished forms when you arrive, the entire appointment can run a little more smoothly.
If your family isn’t currently covered by an insurance plan, that doesn’t mean our quality care is out of your child’s reach! Our practice regularly works with CareCredit in order to help our special patients manage their cost in a flexible and affordable fashion. Some plans even come with NO interest! Parents can take the first step towards learning whether or not they’re eligible by filling out an application at the link below:
Our practice is happy to accept virtually all PPO insurance plans, and we’ll work with families in order to maximize the preventive and restorative benefits available to them through their specific coverage. We want to not only treat your child’s existing dental problems but also give them the guidance and support they need to prevent them from happening in the future! Our team members are experts at navigating the in’s and out’s of dental insurance, so don’t hesitate to let them know if you have questions.
Killeen Children’s Dental Center is happy to accept both Medicaid and CHIP! We believe that a family’s financial situation should never keep their children from receiving the dental care they need to maintain strong and healthy smiles. We’ll work closely with you so that the payment process can be straightforward, affordable, and stress-free.