Lawrence A. Schiff, D.M.D.
Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry


Jill M. Zurek, D.D.S.
Dentistry for Children and Adolescents


Richard Titlebaum, D.M.D.
Root Canal Specialist


Jonathan A. Waasdorp, D.D.S
Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Jill Moniz, D.M.D.
Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry



Bobbi Rose

Wishing our amazing patient Bobbi Rose a Happy 100th Birthday!

What to Expect at Your First Visit

Your Child’s First Visit | Scheduling | Financial Options |
Office Hours | New Patient Forms

Your Child’s First Visit

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled by his/her 1st birthday. It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for the child as possible. We want your child to enjoy getting to know our doctors and staff and be comfortable at all times. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Let the child know that the doctors and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he/she has. Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel.

Parents should not make a big deal out of the visit and refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle” or “drill.” We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any anxious or negative feelings toward dentistry.

We will record the child’s dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. We will also review the importance of maintaining a good dental health program with you and your child to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life!

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Scheduling

We try our best to accommodate our patients as much as possible when scheduling appointments. We have found that children with extensive dental work or preschool children are better to be seen early in the morning when they are fresher and can have a more positive experience. Some appointments may require the child to miss some school; however, these are considered excused absences. With continued care, appointments during school can be kept to a minimum.

We request 24-hours notice if you need to cancel your child’s appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, but we ask for your help as a courtesy to all of our patients. Continued broken confirmed appointments may result in an additional charge.

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Financial Options

It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Our office accepts payments by cash, checks, and Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards. We also offer low- and no-interest financing options through our office and CareCredit. If you have any questions about financing or payment, ask us! We will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs.

Insurance

We participate with many insurance carriers, and if your insurance covers treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Insurance policies vary, so we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action. Once treatment has started, we will file your claims as a courtesy to you.

To help us with your insurance filing, please complete the insurance questions on our questionnaire. Please remember that insurance is a benefit for you or your child. If, during the course of treatment, your benefits change, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges.

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Office Hours

We are always available to talk with you and address your concerns. Please feel free to contact us during the following hours. After hours, you may contact us through our answering service.

Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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New Patient Forms

To help us with your chart, please visit our Patient Forms page to download the appropriate forms to bring to your child’s first appointment.

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