Welcome to Barefield Pediatric Dentistry! Our team appreciates having the opportunity to give your son or daughter dedicated, one-on-one attention that will lead to positive, successful dental experiences. To learn more about how our practice works and what parents can expect from a first appointment, please continue to read below. Any questions or concerns? Feel free to contact us directly here in Duncanville, TX – we’re always happy to help.
An initial appointment will likely take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the child’s age. While your son or daughter enjoys our entertaining waiting area, the front office staff will go over the new patient forms with parents and discuss any particular reasons you have for visiting. Then, Dr. Barefield or one of our associates will perform a gentle and thorough examination of the patient’s teeth, gums, and overall bite. We may recommend digital X-rays as well so that our team can comprehensively view their oral structures. Every step of the way, our enthusiastic staff will be going above and beyond to help them feel at ease! Once we’re finished, your loved one will leave with a goodie bag of age-appropriate hygiene tools. They’ll also be able to choose between picking a prize from our treasure box or getting a signature animal-twist balloon!
We do encourage parents to prepare their child for this upcoming visit by talking in fun, positive terms about the dentist’s office. Please refrain from using any words that may cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, shot, drill, or hurt. Please keep in mind that sometimes too much information can lead to anxiety.
Barefield Pediatric Dentistry is happy to accept most major PPO insurances, some HMO’s, as well as Medicaid, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your provider information if you would like to learn more. Our front office staff will accept co-pays and deductibles upfront and then electronically file claims so parents don’t even have to lift a finger, using their knowledge of the system to maximize deserved benefits.
For families without dental insurance or who are in need of budget-friendly options to accommodate the cost of extensive procedures, our practice is happy to work with CareCredit in order to provide low-interest, flexible financing options. Multiple plan lengths are available to qualified applicants, and the monthly payments can blend into a variety of different budgets without added stress. Parents can get this process started by completing an application at the link below:
All of our necessary new patient forms are available here online in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. All parents have to do is follow the links below, open the files in Adobe Reader, fill them out, and click the submit button at the end! Alternatively, if you experience any issues, you can also print out your completed versions and hand them directly to our front desk once you arrive here in Duncanville. This will help you save time in our waiting room and expedite your son or daughter’s initial check-in process.
At times, our doctors will request for parents to complete new paperwork in order to update relevant medical information about their child so that we can continue to provide them with the most effective and personalized care possible. If this is the case for your family, you can click on the link below to open the files and complete them here online with Adobe Reader.