Our Practice

Hours & Appointments

Hours:
Our office is open for appointments from:
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday

How are Appointments Scheduled? 

Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience. We wish that we could accommodate everyone, but unfortunately this is not always possible.

Here are some of the scheduling techniques that we have found to be successful:

  • We find that younger children do better in the morning because they are well rested.
  • More extensive procedures are scheduled in the morning or before noon.

Missing School:

We understand that it is difficult for patients to miss school for any reason. However, dental appointments are EXCUSED ABSENCES with either a note from the parent or the dentist. Missing school can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is maintained. We will be happy to provide you with a note if requested.

Running Late:

Coming late for an appointment may require rescheduling. We will do everything we can to accommodate you; however we don't like to inconvenience our other patients by making them wait. Please call if you are going to be late. Our office makes every attempt to be on time. Please remember, we run on children's time, not adult time.

Missed Appointments:

We reserve the right to charge Ksh 2000.00 per appointment which is cancelled or broken, without 24 hours advance notice. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this matter.

Routine Care

When your child visits Children's Dental Care, you can expect the very best quality care for yourself. To ensure our office can meet these needs, the following outlines the treatment we institute for routine care:

We provide an exam, cleaning, and fluoride treatment every 6 months. 

During the exam, we will check the erupted teeth for cavities, the gums for infection, and other mouth tissues for abnormalities ("count the teeth"). We also check for sufficient room for the permanent teeth and evaluate occlusion (the way the teeth come together) and the jaw joint. 

We use a concentrated fluoride which is applied by brush rather than trays. Some insurance companies limit their coverage for fluoride treatments to once a year. We follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's recommendation which states to "Provide topical fluoride every six months." Fluoride is given every six months unless you consult with our office prior to the treatment. 

Decay detecting x-rays (bite wings) are taken on an as needed bases, usually once a year. We take every precaution to ensure the safety of your child during x-ray procedures. We do use a digital x-ray system in our office. All children wear a lead apron during x-rays. 

We will go over preventive measures such as proper tooth brushing, flossing, fluoride, and diet. 

Sealants: We are firm believers in sealant application to prevent decay in the grooves of teeth. More information will be provided if your child needs sealants.  

We at Dentosense hope this information will be helpful and that you will have a pleasant experience with our office.

Questions or Comments?

We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.