Your Child’s First Visit
At Rio Dental, we’re committed to doing everything we can to make our young patients feel comfortable and at ease while visiting our office. You can help set positive expectations for your child before the appointment by explaining that a friendly dentist will “count, brush, and maybe take pictures of their teeth.”
Parents can do their part to make sure that the appointment runs smoothly by taking on the role of a silent observer. It’s important that cooperation and trust must be established directly between dental staff and your child, and receiving instructions from multiple sources may confuse them. If your child looks to you for reassurance, you can help them feel at ease by giving them a big smile and thumbs up!
Baby’s First Appointment
We recommend bringing your baby in for their first dental appointment by their first birthday, or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing (whichever comes first). During this appointment, we will examine your baby’s mouth to track their dental development and discuss age-appropriate dental care.
Making sure your baby’s first appointment goes smoothly starts with picking the perfect time for your visit. Try to choose a time when you won’t feel rushed and your baby is well-rested. Our front desk staff will work with you to find the perfect slot for your visit. At the end of your appointment, your baby’s dentist will suggest a timeframe for your next appointment.
It’s easy to make appointments to visit our office online or over the phone. Rio Dental sees patients both for checkups and dental emergencies. Using our online scheduler, you can select the location and time slot that works best for you for either type of appointment. If you have any questions regarding our practice, or simply prefer to make your appointment with a live member of staff, please don’t hesitate to call!
Rio Dental Group accepts most PPO insurances. We recommend that new patients and returning patients with new insurance policies reach out to us before their appointment to confirm coverage. Our Fort Worth location also sees patients who are covered by Medicaid and CHIP programs.
We don’t like surprises, either! Our staff is prepared to discuss the cost of dental services before you undergo treatment so that you know what to expect in terms of fees. The cost of your services will be due at the end of your appointment. Our office accepts payment by cash, credit card, or check.
Rio Dental Group allows patients to pay with their CareCredit card. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed to cover out-of-pocket costs at over 225,000 providers nationwide. After leaving the office, card holders will be able to make convenient monthly payments towards their balance. To learn more, visit the CareCredit website.