Welcome to Dentistry for Children & Adolescents!

Providing Children's Dentistry in Burnsville, Eden Prairie, and Edina, MN

Dentistry for Children & Adolescents has been committed to providing children with the highest standard of pediatric dental care in and around the Edina, Burnsville, and Eden Prairie, Minnesota, areas, including Maple Grove and St. Cloud, since 1968!  Our professionally trained pediatric dentists and our team do all they can to make your children's dental experience as pleasant as possible. We believe your children can grow up cavity-free with good oral home care, routine dental visits, and preventive procedures. We see patients from infancy through the age of 18 and are specialized in treating children with special needs - making us the perfect 'dental home' for your children!

 

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MTKA Has Moved

INSURANCE CHANGE:

As of January 1, 2024, we will no longer be in network and participating in the following dental plans:

  • MN Select Dental (Medicaid and MN Care)
  • Delta Dental Employee State Dental Plan (Group 216)

Discontinuing participation in the medical assistance network is not one we made lightly. After many years of unsuccessful advocating for our patients, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dental Association, there has been no change to low dental reimbursement rates.

The Health Policy Institute of the American Dental Association ranks Minnesota at the bottom. Our state is 49 out of 50 states for pediatric dental reimbursement. This significant gap between the cost of dental treatment and our operational expenses far exceeds the reimbursements we receive. To provide some context, we receive an average reimbursement of just $0.27 for every dollar. Unfortunately, we cannot continue operating under these conditions.

Due to low dental reimbursement, there is a shortage of dental providers, and we feel that this demands a collective effort. We encourage you to contact your state representatives at https://www.house.mn.gov/members to discuss the pressing matter of low reimbursement rates and advocate for necessary changes. These changes are crucial to ensuring equitable access to high-quality dental care.

Community engagement and collective advocacy are pivotal in tackling this issue. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in working towards the improvement of our dental healthcare system. Together, we can strive for a brighter future that benefits everyone.
To find an in network medical assistance provider visit: https://m.insurekidsnow.gov/find-a-dentist/index.html

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 MN Best Pediatric Dentist!

MN Best 2023 announcement flyer

 

hum Kids Augmented Reality Toothbrush

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The hum kids by Colgate Smart Manual Kids Toothbrush uses Augmented Reality to guide kids to brush better.

  • Game experiences make brushing fun, while helping your child learn good lifelong brushing habits.
  • Parents can track your child's progress and easily check if kids missed a spot or brushing session on the parents section.
  • This extra soft toothbrush for kids is recommended for kids ages 5+.

 

MOST Common Question Parents Have:

Example of "shark teeth" in babies."Help! My child's adult teeth are coming in behind baby teeth - what should I do?"

Answer: This is a VERY common occurrence with children, usually because a lower, primary (baby) tooth does not fall out when the permanent tooth is coming in; this is known as 'shark teeth.' In most cases, if the child starts wiggling the baby tooth, it will usually fall out on its own within two months. If it doesn't, contact your pediatric dentist, who can easily remove the child's tooth. The permanent tooth should then slide into the proper place.

    

Making A Difference In Our Community

Giving Back

Did you know our practice is LOCALLY and PRIVATELY owned and operated, AND we LOVE to give back to the community?
Thanks to your help; we have donated over 1,400 hats and mittens to local children, over 375 pounds of Halloween candy to "Treats for Troops," over 1,000 pounds of Halloween candy to local our local police/fire, Veteran's Health Center, and Children's Hospital patients, over 1,500 toys for the "Toys for Tots" program, donated 170 books to Children's Hospital Family Resource Center, packed 3,742 meals with the "Sheridan Story,"  AND  packed over 3,004 pounds of onions for local food banks! 


REFER A FRIEND

Refer a Friend

The GREATEST compliment we can receive is YOUR REFERRAL! For every NEW family you refer to our office, you will receive a $25 gift card!

*Patients referred must be seen in our office for an appointment to qualify for the gift card.


First Visit by Your Child’s 1st Birthday

Here’s an interesting fact: More than one in four children in the United States have cavities by the time they are four years old – sometimes before age two! Give your child the greatest gift on their 1st birthday – the gift of healthy teeth!

Tooth decay can begin when teeth emerge in an infant's mouth. It can progress rapidly, causing pain and even harming permanent teeth still growing under the gums. If left untreated, tooth decay can destroy the teeth of an infant or young child and can affect a child's general overall health.

We love working with children and have specialized training to calm pediatric patients at their first dental visit.

Dentistry for Special-Needs Patients

No matter their special needs, each patient is treated equally and with respect in our office. Our dental team takes pride in our abilities to care for special-needs patients, and we continually educate ourselves to serve this population of patients with the highest level of care.

Enhanced Communication

Communication between you and our team members is critical to children’s dentistry. Please do not hesitate to ask us questions about any aspect of our practice. Likewise, we strive to provide excellent office-to-parent communication. Did you know you can receive appointment reminders via e-mail or text message? You can also view your upcoming appointments, make payments, or check your balance online. Please call the office where your child is usually seen for further information about this time-saving and convenient online feature!

We always welcome new patients! If you would like your child to experience the compassionate, gentle care only we can provide, please call our office today.

If  you are pleased with your child's treatment, please tell your family and friends. The greatest compliment we can receive is your recommendation for our practice! Thank you for your trust in us at Dentistry for Children & Adolescents.

We Are Green!

Green-practice-certified-(1) 

Dentistry for Children & Adolescents takes a sustainable approach to dentistry.  We incorporate ecologically sustainable materials and procedures that reduce the impact of dentistry on the environment.

  • We have digital x-rays. This eliminates our contribution of pollution (chemical fixers and lead foils) into our sewer systems.  Also, digital x-rays use less radiation than conventional x-ray films. This minimizes our patient exposure.
  • We use electronic patient records, online patient portals, and electronic communications for appointment reminders and submit electronically to insurance companies, reducing paper usage and saving trees.
  • We use steam sterilization rather than chemical-based sterilization.
  • We have an in-house recycling program; we recycle cardboard, paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic in our office.
  • We use hypochlorous acid (HOCL) as an air disinfectant for COVID prevention. HOCL is one of the most effective known biocides, and the ingredients are electrolyzed water and salt.  This weak acid is the same chemical the human immune system produces to kill invasive organisms and fight infection. It is a biocide so safe for humans and animals because we already have it in our bodies.
  • We purchase Eco Score- rated supplies to further protect the environment and the health of our patients and team.
  • We choose vendors that donate a portion of their profits to environmental causes and global reforestation projects in partnership with CarbonFund.org.
  • In 2021, our efforts contributed to the planting of 54 trees through the reforestation project, leading us to be honored with the prestigious 2021  Dental Sustainability Award! Building on this success in 2022, we once again received the Dental Sustainability Award and played a significant role in planting over 350,000 trees! 
  • We are "GREEN PRACTICE CERTIFIED"

Our products and materials are also gluten and BPA-FREE!

 

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DentistryforChildren&Adolescents

Dentistry for Children & Adolescents

  • Edina Office - 7373 France Ave. S., Suite 402, Edina, MN 55435 Phone: 952-831-4400
  • Burnsville Office - 14050 Nicollet Ave., Suite 100, Burnsville, MN 55337 Phone: 952-435-4102
  • Eden Prairie Office - 6385 Old Shady Oak Road, Suite 150, Eden Prairie , MN 55344 Phone: 952-932-0920

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