Dr. Pahls and the dental team at Bee Happy Children's Dentistry welcome you as a new patient!
Click below to read about our policies and tips for emergencies:
If you have dental insurance for your child, we will help you determine the coverage that is available. In order to best assist you, it is important that you submit your child's dental and/or medical insurance information to us with your New Patient Paperwork a minimum of two business days prior to your child's scheduled appointment. This allows us time to contact the insurance company and obtain a breakdown of the benefits that you or your employer purchased from the company.
Should your child be diagnosed with treatment services, we will be able to provide you with a detailed plan which will give you an estimate of how much the insurance company may pay for each procedure, as well as the portion you will be expected to pay at the time of service.
Professional care is provided to you, our patient family, and not to an insurance company. The insurance company is responsible only to the patient as a benefit from the individual or employer plan purchase, and the patient is responsible to the doctor. We will assist you every way we can in filing your dental or medical claim, and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf.
In an effort to reduce the cost to you, the patient, while maintaining the highest level of professional care, we have established the financial policy as follows:
Payment of any account balance is due in full within 20 days of statement date.
We gladly accept Visa, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard payments.
Payment plans are available through CareCredit.
Fees & Policies
Missed Appointment Fee We strive to schedule an appropriate time for each patient family that visits Bee Happy Children's Dentistry, taking into account the individual needs of each child. While we understand that emergencies happen, and it's difficult to plan for the unexpected, it's important that we respect the time of our staff, as well as those patients who may be waiting for an appointment with us.
Therefore, our missed appointment fees are as follows:
$25.00 per scheduled family member — Hygiene Appointment
$150.00 per scheduled family member — Treatment Appointment
Past Due Payment Fees Accounts that are past due will accrue late fees in the amount of $5.00 per 30 days past due (after insurance payments have been applied). If your account is 90 days or more past due, it may be referred to a third-party for review.
When an emergency happens, the last thing you want to worry about is where to take your child! If your child needs emergency treatment, we encourage you to call us and we will make arrangements to see your child as soon as possible. We encourage you to start your child's dental visits by age one so that in the case of a dental emergency, your child can come to a safe and familiar environment.
Knocked-Out Tooth Primary (Baby) Tooth If something happens to any of your child's primary teeth, or "baby teeth," you should bring your child into our office as soon as you can. If a tooth is completely out, place it a balanced salt solution or in a glass of milk until you get to the dentist. The dentist will determine the best course of action for the avulsed (knocked out) tooth. Although it is normal for children to lose primary teeth, an accident that damages a primary tooth could also harm the permanent "adult" tooth underneath.
Adult Tooth A baby tooth should not be placed back in the mouth, but a permanent tooth should. Hold the tooth by the crown, and if it is dirty, rinse the root with water. Do not scrub the tooth or remove any attached bits of tissue. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket with a clean washcloth or piece of gauze. If this isn't possible, or if the child cannot safely hold the tooth in his/her mouth, put the tooth in a container with milk, saliva or water. Bring your child into our dental office as soon as possible. Don't forget to bring the tooth and any tooth pieces you can find!
If our dental office is not available to see your child, please take your child into the Emergency Room to have the dentist on call place the tooth.
Broken Tooth Rinse the mouth with warm water to keep the area clean. Put cold compresses (like an ice pack or a washcloth with ice wrapped inside) on the face to reduce swelling and come into our office right away. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, bring it with you to our office. Wrap the tooth piece in some wet gauze or a wet towel if possible.
Bitten Tongue or Lip Clean the area gently with a cloth and place cold compresses (like an ice pack or a washcloth with ice wrapped inside) on the area to keep swelling down. If there is a lot of bleeding or if it doesn't stop after a short period of time, bring your child into our office or an emergency center.
Objects Caught Between Teeth Often popcorn husks become caught between teeth or near the gum line. Gently try to remove the object with dental floss. If that does not work, come to our office. Do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed instrument.
Toothache Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Give your child what you would normally give him or her for pain relief. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissue. Bring your child into our dental office as soon as you can.