Pediatric Dentist

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We make first visits fun for kids...stress-free for parents.

What to expect on your first visit
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Our story when choosing a pediatric dentist for our child.

“This was our 2 1/3-year-old’s first teeth cleaning and exam and we couldn’t have been happier with the experience.”

– Courtney Book, Google Reviews

When searching for a pediatric dentist

At PDAO, we know that new often feels scary.

Here are 4 ways to feel less anxious about your upcoming appointment.

PDAO Elephant in front
Tour our office

Schedule a tour. Or just stop by one of our offices (Fayetteville or Bentonville). We’ll gladly show you around our kid-friendly facilities. You can meet our team and see our waiting rooms and treatment areas, so there will be no mystery about your upcoming appointment.

Visit our SMILE START Interactive Center

In this fun space, kids play educational games that feature friendly farm characters. They can touch giant teeth, learn how to floss and brush their own teeth–even see plaque under a microscope! (Warning: Your child may not want to leave!)

Bentonville location only

Teaching how to brush
Read patient reviews

We value every one of our patients. But don’t take our word for it–read what parents have said about their children’s experience here.

(Already a patient? We’d love to hear your feedback too! You can leave a review on these links as well.)

Know what to expect

On first visits, we require parents/legal guardians to accompany their children. For younger kids, we encourage appointments earlier in the day when they are likely to be more alert and fresh.

To get more specifics about first-time dental visits or initial orthodontic appointments, click below, You’ll be prepared to talk to your child in a calm, positive way about their upcoming visit!

Want to make the right choice when choosing a pediatric dentist?

“The kids feel comfortable and look forward to coming back…it helps the whole visit be less stressful.”

– Jacky P, Yelp Reviews

We understand “nerves” and “jitters.”

Our goal is seeing new patients love their first experience

What about your financial questions and concerns?

We want every part of your family’s dental experience at PDAO to be pleasant and easy.
Here’s what to expect when it comes to payments and insurance:

  • Treatment costs can vary, depending on your child’s needs and treatment plan
  • We will always explain treatment costs and available payment options before your little one begins treatment. We want you to be able to make the right choices for your child and family.
  • We offer affordable treatment plans for orthodontic care. We make it easy for you to give your child a great smile–for life!
  • We accept most major credit cards, and we file with most insurance plans.
  • We are in-network with most Delta Dental, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. We also accept Arkids, Delta Dental Smiles, and MCNA. We will file with almost all insurance carriers regardless of in- or out-of-network benefits. In most instances, out-of-network plans will pay a large portion of your claims due to our specialty.
  • Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We’ll work with your insurance provider to make sure your coverage meets your family’s needs and budget. Any questions about insurance coverage? Call us.

“Great experience for the kids. Bright colors and animal statues everywhere. Video games and TV with headphones during the dentist chair part. Treated my kids with kindness and dignity which is always my primary concern as a parent. The exam and teeth cleaning was thorough and they my kids even had fun. When a three-year-old is looking forward to their next dentist appointment you know that something is being done right!”

– Michael Ward, Google Reviews
“We love, love this dentist office! All of my kids have gone since they were young and its such a great place for them to feel comfortable. My daughter has a major fear of the dentist. They have been patient and calm with her in order to get some cavities filled and in doing the basic cleanings. Now we have even moved to the orthodontist there and he is great too! The lobby is fun for all of them. Its very bright and the kids love the games. I would recommend this dentist office for anyone with kids.”
– Hazel Boyd, Google Reviews

“This was our 2 1/3-year-old’s first teeth cleaning and exam and we couldn’t have been happier with the experience. He was mesmerized by the fun barnyard decor in the waiting area. Wait time was short. The hygienist was personable and efficient. The doctor was thorough and friendly. At the end, our son got a little toy and a new toothbrush and was excited to come back. PDAO is a well-oiled machine and perfect for little kiddos. Thanks so much!”

– Courtney Book, Google Reviews

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