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Marin Pediatric Dentistry

912 Grand Ave | San Rafael, CA 94901 | Ph: 415-459-1444

Dr. Aparna Aghi

• Harvard and UCSF Trained
• Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
• Asst. Professor and Clinic Director, UCSF Pediatric Dental Dept.

Dr. Martin Sinai Rayman

• Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
• 35+ years experience practicing in Marin
• Visiting Professor at educational institutes throughout CA

First Visit

First Visit - Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Aparna Aghi

The specialty of Pediatric Dentistry concerns itself with the practice and teaching of comprehensive oral health care for children from birth to adolescence. This involves working with children who have medical disorders and physical disabilities. Our trained staff can aid your child in feeling comfortable during his/her first visit to our office.

Children who have their first dental experience when they are young are likely to have a favorable outlook toward dental care throughout their life. You as parents, play a very important role in getting your child started with a positive attitude toward dental care. One of the useful things you can do is to be completely natural, fun, and easy going when you tell your child about the appointment with the dentist.

Our office is unique because we encourage patients to be with their child during dental visits. This allows for a positive, shared experience.

The purpose of this first visit is to establish a positive relationship with your child and evaluate your child’s dental health as a guide to future treatment. Usually the first visit consists of:

If further treatment is necessary, options will be discussed with parent(s). We make every effort to pre-authorize and estimate any out of pocket cost prior to proceeding with any dental treatment. However, remember, that you and not your insurance carrier are ultimately responsible for payment of services rendered in our office. We will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits.

As a convenience to you, our staff will assist in processing your insurance forms. Please bring your insurance cards and information to the first appointment. New patients may be asked to pay for the first visit at the time of the appointment if adequate insurance coverage is not provided. Payment or any co-payment is requested at each appointment as service is rendered and can be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or CareCredit.

Please be aware that the parent bringing the child to our office is legally responsible for payment of all charges.

Our ultimate goal is to provide the finest quality of dental care for your child. We appreciate that the cost of dental treatment can be overwhelming and will make every effort to make sure you understand the need for treatment and are comfortable with every procedure rendered.

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