Complimentary Office Tours
Children Under Three for Free!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist by the age of 1. A thorough and quick examination allows for early detection and prevention of dental problems and supports good home care habits. Our complimentary consultation to all children under the age of three is the perfect opportunity to get your child comfortable with visits to Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie. We are always available to answer your questions or concerns. Call us today to schedule your first appointment at (541)389-3073. We look forward to meeting you and your child soon!
First Visits are Fun!
Every child should have a positive experience at the dentist and the best oral health possible. Toddlers and preschoolers are amazing patients with personalities ranging from cautious and shy to gregarious and curious. Our goal is to make their first visit fun and informative in every way. Our caring and knowledgeable staff uses a kid-centered approach to ensure your child’s first visit is a win!
We see new patients every day and earn your child’s trust with familiar faces and gentle procedures. Parents often wonder what to say to their small child prior to their first dental visit. To put your child’s nerves at ease, keep it simple and use positive language when discussing the appointment. Oftentimes, the less said, the better! Our office staff is always happy to answer your questions and provide helpful suggestions for encouraging a fun first visit.
Some parents wish to accommodate their child by joining them in the treatment area. Our goal is to work together as a team of staff, patients, and parents. Should you desire to accompany your child to the treatment area, expectations and roles are shared at the beginning of the consultation to keep your child’s attention focused and cooperative with the doctor/assistant or dental hygienist.
Fees for dental services are expected at the time of treatment. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and personal checks. Individual financial arrangements can be made through our in-office financing partner, CareCredit.
We are glad to help you obtain the maximum benefit from your dental insurance plan. Once your plan coverage has been verified, we will accept assignment of payment from your insurance company. Most plans only cover a portion of the dental fee, which means you will be responsible for your deductible and the estimated co-payment. Your co-payment is expected at the time you are in our office for dental care. For your convenience, our office will file insurance claims on your behalf. However, any claims that remain outstanding after 60 days will become your responsibility, and a finance charge will be applied to any balance due. Payment will be expected on any such claims, and no further attempt will be made by our office to collect from the insurance company in this event. Please speak with us if you have questions regarding this policy.
Don’t forget! Before your first appointment with us, you may schedule a complimentary office tour to get familiar with Deschutes Pediatric and our staff. We look forward to meeting you. Here are some highlight photos of the office!