What Sets Us Apart
Why Choose Us
At Lake Cities Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our mission is to create a dental experience so wonderful that it positively affects the lives and wellness of our patients and their families, serves our community, and becomes the gold standard for providing oral health services to infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special healthcare needs.
Lake Cities Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, located in Corinth, TX, provides pediatric dental care and orthodontics for the children of Corinth, Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek, Shady Shore, Denton, and the surrounding communities. Special training, certification, and experience treating infants, children, and teens make our All-Star team the right choice for your little one’s first trip to the dentist.
Dr. Al’s use of technology created especially for treating youngsters, along with his understanding of the stress and anxiety experienced by children and teens, are essential to making all his patients’ dental experiences truly successful and positive. Providing a comfortable, friendly, and safe environment, as well as taking the time to talk with each child before, during, and after treatments, helps to guarantee a lifetime of excellent oral health through healthy habits, good daily practices, and regular checkups.
Dr. Al and the All-Star team are dedicated to providing comprehensive and quality oral health care that is specially tailored to your child’s dental and emotional needs. We look forward to helping your son or daughter get started on a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles.
’It’s one thing to give like there’s no tomorrow. It’s a completely different thing to give because there’s a bright road ahead. Many dental offices are so focused on margins, revenue, and profit that they don’t value how essential it is to truly teach kids how to care for their smiles.
We are Lake Cities Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, and we think and feel different. That’s why we will always provide thorough guidance on maintaining your child’s smile and (should you want one) we will always have complimentary dental kits with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss for all kids and all sizes of kids’ teeth.
We understand that the fundamental unit of healthcare is the patient-provider relationship, and in pediatrics this relationship is even more special because of the role of parents and guardians. We believe the relationship between patient, provider, and parent is sacred, and one of our main objectives is protecting this relationship from any and all outside influence.
We are not a thinly spread chain of dental offices with an exit strategy to sell out to a private equity partner. We are not affiliated with or owned by a corporation that focuses on profiting at any expense. We don’t have a marketing and management group telling us we need to hit production goals and revenue targets.
Local family owned, operated, and proud, we are Lake Cities Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics – where every kid
is awesome. When you’re here, you’re home, so smile and shine on.
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist
No two children are alike, and we understand that certain patients require a specific approach. Dr. Al and the AllStar team are experienced with special needs dentistry, and treat these patients with the care and compassion they deserve.
Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating the unique needs of children. A pediatric dentist has completed two to three years of specialty training beyond dental school. He or she limits the practice to the oral health needs of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.
Choosing a pediatric practice to trust with the health and beauty of your child’s smile is a crucial decision. Making a positive first impression at the dentist can influence children’s view of dentistry for the rest of their lives, so it’s essential to make sure your son or daughter is comfortable with the doctor and staff.
Ideally, your child’s dental experience will be something to remember for the rest of his or her life. Make sure it will give the youngster something to smile about.
Special Training: Pediatric dentists receive postdoctoral training in child psychology, behavior modification, and pharmacology. They also undergo yearly training and re-certification to stay current with the most recent developments in technology and patient care.
Education for Parent and Child: Pediatric dentists explain preventive care, hygiene, and treatments in simple, easy-to-understand terms.
A Comfortable Environment: It’s vital for your child to feel comfortable in our office. It is our goal to create a safe place with a fun atmosphere for your little one to enjoy
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Certification
The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) was organized by the American Society of Dentistry for Children in 1940. It is the only ADA-recognized certifying board for the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The vision of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is to achieve excellence in pediatric dentistry through certification of all pediatric dentists.
Pediatric dentists that are certified by the ABPD like Dr. Al have met the standard of excellence set forth in providing high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special healthcare needs. To become ABPD board certified, Dr. Al successfully completed accredited training and passed a voluntary examination process designed to validate the knowledge, skills, and experience required to deliver the highest quality of patient care. Most of all, certification reflects Dr. Al’s commitment to lifelong learning and continuing education. ABPD-certified dentists have a desire to practice pediatric dentistry at the highest level and are dedicated to constantly reevaluating their practice in light of the most recent scientific evidence.
How to Choose a Pediatric Dentist
A LIFETIME OF ORAL HEALTH STARTS EARLY
Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating the unique needs of children. A pediatric dentist has completed two to three years of specialty training beyond dental school. He or she limits the practice to treating the oral health needs of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.Choosing a pediatric practice to trust with the health and beauty of your child’s smile is a crucial decision. Making a positive first impression at the dentist can influence children’s view of dentistry for the rest of their lives, so it’s essential to make sure your son or daughter is comfortable with the doctor and staff.Ideally, your child’s dental experience will be something to remember for the rest of his or her life. Make sure it will give the patient something to smile about.Selecting a pediatric dentist may seem like a daunting task, so it’s a smart idea to ask for a recommendation from someone you trust. Whether it’s a friend, co-worker, or family member, that person will probably be more than happy to share his or her child’s dental experience.
CONSIDER EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Once you have a list of a few pediatric dentists, do a little research. Find out about their educational background: where they went to school, and what kinds of continuing education or specialty training they’ve had. Before you schedule an appointment, make sure the candidate is a licensed member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. This ensures that he or she remains up to date on the newest and most effective clinical procedures.
MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS COMFORTABLE
It’s vital for your little one to feel comfortable with the pediatric dentist. Does the doctor have a pleasant chairside manner? Do you feel like he or she really pays attention to your concerns? Is the team friendly and helpful? Does the office have a fun atmosphere your child enjoys? Take all this into consideration when choosing a pediatric dental office.
During your initial consultation, don’t be afraid to ask questions. That’s why you’re there! It’s worthwhile for you to understand every facet of your child’s dental health and the available treatment options.The more informed you are about your youngster’s dental health, the better decisions you will be able to make.
A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Is the office located near your home or work to make appointments as convenient as possible? Does it offer extended office hours before or after work and school? What types of insurance does the practice work with and what kind of financing does it offer? Do the dentist and staff seem interested in making your child’s experience personalized, or do you feel like “just a number”?
Give your child the gift of ideal dental health by visiting a pediatric dentist who truly cares about your child’s health and happiness.
Your Child's First Visit
Your child’s first visit to the dentist is an important one. It is our goal to make every visit enjoyable and positive.
We understand that every parent has worries about how his or her little one will behave at the dentist. Your help in preparing your son or daughter for the first appointment is essential.
We suggest staying positive: We want your child to develop a favorable opinion of the dentist. Please do not share with your little one any anxiety you might feel about dentists. Avoid using words that may possibly inspire fear, such as “hurt,” “pain,” “shot,” “needle,” “drill,” or “pull.”
We use age-appropriate and non-threatening words to explain our equipment and procedures. Reassure your youngster that Dr. Al and the staff will explain everything to him or her and answer any questions.
Please be aware that during the first appointment, treatment such as fillings or extractions will likely NOT be performed. We typically use the first visit to get to know your child and gain his or her confidence in us, to assess your child’s dental needs, and to evaluate behavior so as to determine the best approach to take in any necessary treatments.
Parents are welcome to come to the treatment room with their youngster as silent observers. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult. Exceptions will be made for parents with infants.
Your child’s first visit to the dentist can set the stage for a lifetime of good oral health. As your baby grows, regular dental visits will be just as critical as regular visits to the pediatrician.
It’s worthwhile to find an office that offers comprehensive baby, child, adolescent, and special-needs dentistry in a soothing, kid-friendly environment. You want your child to feel comfortable and secure when visiting the dentist, and Lake Cities Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics can provide the perfect environment.
We offer the highest quality care & services that will grow with your children through the years, and put them on the right path for a lifetime of good oral health.
The cost of treatment may vary, depending on your child’s individual needs and treatment plan. We will discuss the cost of treatment and each of your available payment plan options with you before your little one begins treatment, so you can make the best choice for him or her and your family.
AFFORDABLE PAYMENT PLANS
Your little one’s smile can last forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible to receive the best dental care
OUR PRACTICE ACCEPTS MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS AND INSURANCE PLANS.
Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We’ll work with your insurance provider to make sure your coverage meets your family’s needs and budget. Please let us know if you have any questions about insurance coverage, and let us know how we can help to make your entire dental experience a pleasant one