The Rules of the House
Schools consider dental appointments to be excused absences. We will give you a doctor’s letter for the teacher upon request.
Keeping Happy Beans Happy
We sometimes utilize nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” on a case-by-case basis. We offer I.V. Sedation through PDAA (Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates) if it is medically necessary. Most insurance carriers do not cover the cost of general anesthesia, so we encourage you to check with your insurance provider to make sure your child is covered.
We ask that you play along with us and take part if we sing any silly songs or play silly games. Please refrain from talk of pain or discomfort. If dental offices make you uncomfortable, we ask that you kindly hang out in the waiting room or go to the park across the street from us with a cup of Maple Street Biscuit Company coffee from a front-desk member of the BeanTeam. We will give you a very special walkie-talkie you can take with you, and we’ll let you know when we’re all finished.
It has been our experience that when a family member is present it becomes more challenging to complete dental treatment as planned. Thus, we require family members to wait in the waiting room during all treatment procedures such as fillings, crowns, and extractions. Dr. Mason and the bean tree team will never restrain your child in any way for non-emergent restorative procedures.
If cooperation doesn’t allow treatment to be completed safely and according to the AAPD standards of care then we will let you know immediately and can discuss other options such as IV sedation.
We understand that not being present for restorative procedures is difficult for some parents to accept. If you feel that seeking treatment at another office that may have different policies in place please let us know and we will help with the transition in any way possible.
Payments (Self Pay and Operative Appointments)
Unless a payment plan or payment arrangements have been made, no outstanding dental treatments will be performed, with exception to dental emergencies.
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