Through compassionate and expert dental care, we strive to better the health and lives of children, adolescents and those with special needs in and around Richmond. We are grateful to serve our neighbors in this community and strive to lead every individual patient on a path to great oral and overall health through prevention first and intervention second. Our kid-centered office is designed to be fun and relaxing from a one-year-old’s first visit through graduation!
Dr. Lucas Bowen
Dr. Zak Thobaben
Why Pediatric Dentistry?
Both Dr. Zak and Dr. Lucas completed additional years of training, beyond dental school, to specialize in providing dental care that’s specific to children. Our office environment is not only kid-friendly in design and activities, but also technologically advanced. With the protection of our young patients always in mind, we only use digital x-rays, which require 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. In our opinion, taking your child to see a pediatric dental specialist is as important as taking them to see a pediatrician.
WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD SEE A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?
The AAPD recommends that your child should be seen no later than 6 months after their first tooth erupts from the gum. Little teeth need as much attention as “big teeth” to prevent decay and encourage life-long healthy habits.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY CHILD VISIT THE DENTIST?
Generally, your child should see the dentist every 6 months. Tracking oral habits, hygiene, and growth regularly is essential to ensuring we can prevent any arising issues before restorative actions have to be taken.
DOES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY COST MORE?
Every parent wants the best for their children, and we do too! Our practice accepts most insurances, including Kentucky Medicaid and KCHIP. We are happy to work with you to create a dental hygiene plan for your child that will suit you and your family’s financial needs.
“Love the all the staff and dentists! My 11 year old LOVES the dentist (and she’s had several procedures done besides cleanings) and my 3 year old just had his visit today. He left loving the dentist as well! They know exactly how to make each child feel comfortable!”
– Jessica M.
“We love this place. They are considerate, caring, professional, and friendly. My son will not go anywhere else.”
– Stephen H.
“They were great with my 3 kids. The dentist even educate them on how to brush properly. My kids liked going there.”
– Laura F.
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