<strong>Welcome </strong>Welcome to Northern Michigan Pediatric Dentistry. We are honored that you have entrusted us with the care of your child. We will do our best to make your child's visits with us as comfortable as possible.<strong> How We Are Different </strong>Pediatric dentistry concentrates on many facets of your child's health, including growth and development, pediatric medicine, child psychology, pediatric sedation techniques, hospital dentistry, trauma management and restorative treatment for primary and secondary teeth.<strong> Final Thoughts </strong>Your comfort and complete understanding with our office is of the utmost importance to us. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to providing many years of quality dentistry for your child.
<strong>X-Rays </strong>In an effort to minimize patient costs, we will use current x-rays from your previous dentist. Please contact that office and request your child's x-rays to be sent to us, or arrange to bring them with you to the initial visit. If there are no appropriate x-rays available, we will take your radiographs in our office at the time of your appointment.<strong> Insurance </strong>Dental insurance is intended to cover some, but not all of the cost of dental care. While it does help to reduce the full cost of care to you, it will not eliminate it completely. The uncovered portion is the patient's responsibility. As a courtesy, our staff will bill your insurance company and help you to receive the maximum benefits under your policy. We allow 45 days for payment from your insurance company. After 45 days, we request the patient to pay their balance in full, although we will continue to provide you assistance in collecting from your insurance company. Most plans include co-paym ents, a deductible, and other expenses, which we require to be paid by the patient