"Do You Accept Medicaid?"
Several times a week we get calls asking if we accept Medicaid. Yes, we do. Since I started my pediatric dental practice here in Fort Collins, we have always accepted children covered by Medicaid. From 1982 til the mid 90's we were the only pediatric dental office accepting Medicaid. Now there are several offices that do. Here are a few things you should know about AllStar Smiles 4 Kids and Medicaid: 1) We accept kids from 2 years old through 21. 2) We do have a few restr
Children Need Options!
I was recently talking with a physician friend about treating children. He doesn't see too many kids in his specialty, but for one procedure, he needs them to drink something. I asked, "what if they don't like the taste?" "Tough" he said. "This is all we offer so they take it or leave it." I laughed. What I have discovered in 35 years of pediatric dental practice is that kids ( and parents too) need options. For parents, they need options regarding payment plans and sch
"My child is afraid"
Quite often, when scheduling a new pediatric dental patient, we hear from the parent that they are afraid of the dentist. This is a very important bit of information and my objective is to find out why they are afraid and then work with that knowledge to turn them into a trusting, unafraid child who will become a "great" dental patient for life. There are usually two main reasons children are afraid. One, they have been hurt or mistreated previously by a medical person like