First Visit


Your first visit to Santee Pediatric Dentistry will be a walk in the park – we promise! The Santee Pediatric Dentistry team wants your child to have a positive and enjoyable experience at the dentist. During your child’s first visit, our team will review your child’s history and make sure you are comfortable with our procedures and staff.


Please help us keep on schedule by completing these forms prior to your first visit.


Below are the answers to several questions you may have

Do you accept insurance?

We accept most insurance plans, and as a courtesy, we will submit your insurance claim for you.

Your insurance plan determines your deductible and any co-pay amounts, as well as the amount of allowable coverage. Any amount not covered by your insurance will be due at the time of your visit. If payment is not met in full at the time of service, a statement will be sent to you and will reflect a service fee.

Dental insurance is a contract between you, your employer and the insurance company. We are not a party to that contract. However, we will make every effort to help you understand your coverage and ensure you receive maximum benefits

What can I expect to pay for my child’s visit?

We would be happy to discuss fees and insurance coverage with patients prior to their first visit. Please call us for more information.

My child may be nervous. How can you help?

It is quite normal for children to be anxious about their first visit to the dentist. Pediatric dentists have special training to help children feel safe and comfortable during treatment. Our friendly and compassionate staff also enjoys working with children and makes them feel right at home. In addition, our office is specifically designed to make children feel at ease. During most treatments, children can watch a movie on a ceiling-mounted monitor.

We have more than one child and scheduling is important to us. Do you run on time and will you see all my children at once?

Seeing several children in one family at the same time is never a problem for our staff. We know that our patients and their families are busy, and we do our best to stay on schedule at all times.


Studies have shown that people who have straight teeth are more
likely to smile more, leading to greater self-esteem!