I have a very active three year old that doesn’t seem to understand how to “sit still” (who knew). Unfortunately he developed some cavities and needs sedation for treatment. Our local dentist suggested extractions and 8 crowns! His treatment plan included 3 visits with sedation and an out of pocket cost of $2900.00 (Billing our insurance $8500.00).
I immediately searched for a second opinion. I was referred to Dr. Crippen by another local dentist. The process was smooth from the start. The front office was friendly and extremely helpful to a very nervous mom. Their website explained everything including a YouTube video on the sedation process. I was able to complete paperwork on their website from home (we live an hour away).
The day of our visit my three year old was welcomed with smiling faces and fun activities such as iPads and cars to play with. When taken in for his examination, staff talked directly to him, giving him choices and using kid friendly lingo. My little guy takes a while to “warm up” to people, but he seemed very comfortable and relaxed the entire time. He allowed Dr. Crippen to examine his teeth with no hesitation.
After our examination our treatment plan included NO extractions, 2 crowns, some small fillings, and all in 1 visit with sedation at half the cost (out of pocket)! Dr. Crippen and the staff answered all my questions and put our fears at ease. We are scheduled for treatment in two weeks and are confident that the staff at Capital Pediatric will keep our son safe.
I would definitely recommend them for your child’s dental needs, they have the child’s best interest in mind and not here to forced the child and their family into unnecessary dental treatment for monetary gain.