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SmileKids! Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

Answers To Some Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find an answer to your question, give us a call at (703) 999-9571 and our knowledgeable team will work to get you the answers you’re looking for!

When should my child see the dentist for the first time?

According to the AAPD, children should see the dentist by their first birthday, or within six months of their first tooth erupting. Early dental visits can help prevent complications with oral health later in life!

What can I expect at my child’s first visit?

At your first visit, you and your child will be welcomed with open arms by our SmileKids! Pediatric Dentistry team. Your child will be able to enjoy their favorite shows and movies with Disney+ and Netflix in every operatory to help soothe any dental anxiety they may have. If it is your first time with us, ask about our $99 New Patient Special! We will perform a gentle teeth cleaning before Dr. Nadgie completes a thorough exam and may suggest x-rays. She will then discuss her findings with you and your child, and outline a customized plan to optimize your child’s dental health.

Can I use insurance?

Yes! Call our office for a list of dental insurance providers that we’re in-network with.

What does “Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist” mean?

Receiving care from a board-certificated pediatric dentist is a way to ensure your child is getting the best care with the most advanced technologies and techniques from a dentist who is an expert in the field of pediatric dentistry. ‍ To become board certified as a pediatric dentist, Dr. Nadgie had to complete a two-year residency at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine before taking a rigorous written and oral exam demonstrating her depth of knowledge in pediatric dentistry. Certifications must be renewed annually, so you can be sure Dr. Nadgie is continually educated on the current advancements in dentistry. ‍ Dr. Nadgie is also a board-certified anesthesiologist as well as a regular Board Examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

We treat kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens!

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