Office Hours

We are open to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Select Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Our Mission

Centennial Children's Dental Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care, by treating children with compassion and respect. Our mission is to establish and maintain the highest standards of care to all our patients: infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs. As a staff, we continually strive to meet and exceed the needs of all our patients, as well as their parents. Our goal at CCDC is to make dentistry an enjoyable and comfortable experience while providing the most specialized and comprehensive care to all our patients.

 

Office Policies

Reserved Appointment Times

Each time that a reserved appointment is made with our office, our talented doctor and staff have dedicated that time solely to the scheduled patient. If your child arrives late or fails to show up for this reserved time, it affects many people, including other patients in need. We urge that you help us provide all of our patients with the highest level of care possible by keeping your reserved appointment times.

If you are absolutely unable to keep a reserved time for your child, we kindly request a 24-hour notice to change the appointment. Otherwise a $50 charge will apply.

Our office reserves the right to ask for a deposit prior to scheduling patients with a history of chronically missed appointments.

 

Late Arrivals

We understand your time is valuable. In order for us to stay punctual and see all of our patients at their reserved appointment time, we may be unable to see patients who arrive later than 10 minutes for their scheduled appointments.

 

Responsible Party

All children should arrive for their dental appointments with their parent or legal guardian, who should remain in our office for the duration of the child’s appointment. If this is not possible, the adult accompanying your child should have written permission from you to make treatment decisions for your child. This person will also be responsible for payment of all charges pertaining to the appointment.

 

Updating Patient Records

Please keep our office updated with any changes to your family’s pertinent information, including all daytime phone numbers, mailing addresses and insurance coverage information.

 

Parent Guidelines

We always encourage parents to accompany their child to the treatment room for his/her appointment, and to “come back” during cleanings and operative appointments, however, some parents feel that their child may do better without them in the room.  If you choose to be in the clinical area we suggest the following guidelines to ensure a positive outcome:

  • Allow us to prepare your child for treatment.  Sometimes over-prepping prior to the appointment can create unnecessary anxiety for your child.
  • If you feel that it would be helpful to discuss treatment with your child prior to their visit, please be aware of our practice’s “child-friendly” terminology.
  • Please be a silent observer during operative treatment. Support your child with gentle, unobtrusive touches.

These are very important ways that you can actively help your child have a successful dental visit. We are confident that all will go well and hope these guidelines will help prepare you with confidence for the upcoming appointment.

 

Our Clients Come from Many Areas

Even though we have one location in Centennial, we get great clients from the surrounding areas: Centennial Pediatric Dentistry (our office location), Aurora Pediatric Dentistry, Highlands Ranch Pediatric Dentistry, Littleton Pediatric Dentistry, and Parker Pediatric Dentistry.

 

Practice Terminology

Dear Parents:

We invite you to join us in creating the best possible dental experience for your child. Over the years we have learned that language is a very important tool in creating a positive approach to dentistry. To reduce the possibility of anxiety and fear, we use the positive terminology listed below when talking to children. Please feel free to use this child-friendly language when talking with your child about dentistry.

  Child Friendly Terminology Replaces  
  Count your teeth Examination  
  Tickle your teeth Tooth cleaning  
  Sugar bug Decay, cavity  
  Tooth Counter Explorer  
  Sleepy juice Needle or shot  
  Whistle Drill  
  Clean a tooth Drill on tooth  
  Wiggle a tooth out Pull or yank a tooth  
  Raincoat Rubber dam  
  Silly air Gas  


Our goal is to create a happy experience for your child. We appreciate your cooperation in developing a fun and positive attitude toward oral healthcare that will last a lifetime!
 

Sincerely,

The Team at Centennial Children's Dental Center