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first dental visit in Alpine

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What to expect for your child's first dental visit

Your child’s comfort and satisfaction are always important, but especially at their first dental visit with us. Firstly, let’s begin with an explanation of what you can expect at your first dental visit at Alpine Pediatric Dentistry.

Depending on the age of your child, the first exam will take about one hour. In addition, we love to have the parents participate and attend the whole dental visit. We will start the visit with the staff asking if you have any specific concerns, any oral health worries or fears. Most importantly, you and your child’s comfort is our priority, so if you have any questions, don’t be shy! We will also review your child’s health history form to make sure that nothing has been missed or overlooked. Your child will then be introduced to your pediatric dental team, receive a tour of the office, and have time to play and become comfortable before the examination. Meanwhile, diagnostic radiographs may also be taken, taking into consideration your child’s need and age. X-rays are needed to determine a child’s current dental condition.

Patient Specials

In order to make your dental visits and any treatments that your child/children might need more affordable.  Alpine Pediatric Dentistry offers specials on certain dental services.  You can call us at (619) 445-8881 to learn more about our special offers and to schedule a dental appointment with our pediatric dentists in Alpine.

If you are new to Alpine and the San Diego County area, you can receive your first dentist appointment for your child at our office for only $129*! 

The initial visit includes a professional dental cleaning, fluoride application, X-rays (if needed), and an exam with one of our pediatric dentists in Alpine.  Call us today to take advantage of this amazing new patient special!
*Some restrictions apply.  Regular fee $350. Not valid with any other offer. 

We also offer Free 2nd Opinion Consultations

Includes exam and x-rays as needed.
a child's first dental visit should be by age 1, come and meet our pediatric dentists in Alpine

Toddler’s First Dental Visit

“What age should I take my child for their first dental visit?” We get that question a lot.  The AAPD guideline is “first visit by first birthday.” Which is a great recommendation to follow. Especially since having reached epidemic proportions, cavities have become one of the most common diseases in school age children. Most importantly, the best way that we can win the battle against cavities is through education, prevention, and early intervention. Alpine Pediatric Dentistry is one of the only dental offices in Southern California to be certified in Baby Oral Health Program (bOHP). This program was developed by the authoritative University of North Carolina department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Insurance & Financial Policies

At Alpine Pediatric Dentistry, we offer several financial options to meet your family’s needs and help your child receive the dental care they need and deserve.  We have financial options that include our Prevention First membership club, CareCredit and others. 

If you would like to learn more about our financial options and to schedule an appointment with our pediatric dentists in Alpine, California, please call our office at (619) 445-8881.

We have highly trained pediatric doctors and staff who work with every family on an individual level. In addition, each treatment plan is personally designed to suit the patient’s unique needs and lifestyle, treating every child as our own. We believe that there should be nothing that should stand in the way between your child and a healthy smile — finances least of all. Consequently, we work with a variety of insurance plans and have a team of insurance specialists who strive to help you maximize your dental insurance benefits.

Payment Options

On the day of your child’s visit and exam, our team will provide a personalized treatment plan that will include a breakdown of all applicable fees. Before any treatment is administered, we will inform you of any costs that you might incur. And ask that payment be paid at the time when services are rendered.

At our practice we accept payment by any of the following methods:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • CareCredit

Your child’s smile and wellbeing are priceless. Therefore, we have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to get the dental care you deserve. In addition, we offer health care financing through CareCredit. For more information or to apply directly, please visit www.carecredit.com

Dental Insurance

Alpine Pediatric Dentistry works with most dental insurance plans, and we will gladly submit a claim to your insurance company at the time of service.  If you have any questions regarding your dental insurance, please don’t hesitate to call our office and speak with one of our friendly dental insurance specialists.

Don’t worry — we will take care of filing your claims, and use our expertise to maximize your dental insurance benefits.

We work with most PPO insurances, which include: Aetna PPO, Ameritas PPO, Anthem PPO, Assurant PPO, Blue Shield Blue Cross, Cigna PPO, GEHA PPO, Delta Dental PPO/Premier Dental Benefit Providers, Blueshield, Health Net, United Health Care, Guardian, Humana, Lincoln Financial, Principal, First Dental Health PPO, MetLife PDP PPO, Principal PPO United Concordia PPO, United Concordia Tricare and many more.