Services & Policy
We provide preventive dentistry, sealants, digital radiography, restorative dentistry, sedation, nitrous oxide, general anesthesia, and space maintenance for infants, toddlers, children, teens, and those with special needs.
Stop it before it even happens
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
SDF is a clear antimicrobial liquid that is painlessly “painted” on the cavities. As the silver compound kills the cavity-causing
bacteria, and the fluoride hardens the remaining tooth, SDF temporarily stops the cavities from growing. It can be used as
an alternative treatment method for very young, fearful child to hold off on dental treatment and help stop the decay process
from progressing and in some cases, may be an alternative to sedation or general anesthesia. This therapy is safe, affordable,
and reduces trauma and risk. Risks of SDF are it will permanently stain cavities black. Also, it does not restore tooth form
or function, so large cavities may still require fillings. Finally, it cannot be used in the presence of active dental infection
or decay into the nerve.
Dental sealants are an inexpensive way to fortify your child’s teeth against decay. Sealants can effectively prevent your child from experiencing cavities and toothaches, or from needing extensive dental work. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports that with appropriate follow-up care and maintenance, sealants can be 80-90% effective in reducing cavity formation.
We are contracted with most insurance companies. We accept Aetna, DSHS , Guardian, WDS, Humana, LifeWise, Dentamax, Tri-care,
All Delta Dentals, Metlife, United Concordia, Premera, Regence and GEHA. We are happy to submit a claim to the insurance
company on your behalf but ultimately the patient is responsible for the payment of the claim.
We will do our best to schedule appointments at your convenience.
We prefer to see preschool children in the morning because
they tend to me more cooperative. Dental appointments are an excused absence and it is important to continue a regular
dental care for your child so missing school can be kept to minimum.
Please notify our office 48 hours prior to your
scheduled appointment if you are unable to make it to your appointment. We can schedule another patient that needs our
care if we have enough time to notify them. We understand that emergencies can happen but we appreciate your cooperation
in this matter.
Fees and Payments
Payment for dental treatment is due at the time of appointment. We accept cash, checks, debit cards, Visa and Master card.
We also have a contract with an outside financial agent for your convenience.
Every attempt will be made to make a treatment
plan that fits your budget and time and provides the best care for your child.
Do I Stay with My Child During the Visit?
We welcome you to stay with your child during dental appointment. Parents can provide comfort for their child but we recommend
the parent to be just an observer during the dental visit. The dentist and the dental assistant will explain everything
to your child to make him or her more comfortable. We require other children who are not being treated to remain in the
waiting room with an adult until the appointment is over.
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Burien Children's Dentistry | Board Certified Pediatric Dentist | Seattle Dentist | Kids Dentistry | Cavity Prevention | Dental Exam | Dental Extraction | Dr. Shahram Ghafghazi