What to Expect on your First Visit to The Kid’s Place
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends taking your child to visit a pediatric dentist by age 1. Dr. Wilkerson’s goal is to set a positive foundation and assist parents in beginning good oral habits for their children at a very early age. Prevention is key! Children who have a positive dental experience at a young age are likely to continue with good dental care throughout their lives.
The first dental visit is all about your child — their comfort, happiness, and health!
We encourage parents to attend dental visits with their children to meet Dr. Wilkerson and his dedicated and knowledgeable staff. During your child’s first visit, we will review their dental and medical history forms, and take x-rays of their teeth and mouth. Then Dr. Wilkerson will meet with you and your child to discuss the x-rays, help create an individual treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have. Most appointments last between 20 and 40 minutes.
The Kid’s Place is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to children’s needs and it is our goal to make your child feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.
Bring these items to your child’s first appointment:
- Your completed patient information/medical history form
- Your insurance card
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile! The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
All our dental visits are geared toward creating positive experiences.
Each visit includes a comprehensive examination, and depending on your child’s age and level of cooperation, a professional cleaning, x-rays, and fluoride application will be completed as appropriate.
Your child’s smile will last forever! Dr. Wilkerson and his team are committed to providing the best dental care and making it affordable. The cost of treatment may vary depending on your child’s individual needs and treatment plan. Dr. Wilkerson will discuss treatment costs, as well as affordable payment plan options, before your child begins treatment so you can make the best choice for your child and your family.
The Kid’s Place accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. We also offer several monthly payment options for those who qualify:
CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed for your family’s health and wellness needs. You can use it to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance. There’s also special financing options, typically not available with other credit cards. Once you’ve applied, you can use it again and again with any provider that accepts CareCredit.
Compassionate Finance™ makes every dental and orthodontic procedure affordable by offering customized payment plans with flexible payment terms, fixed interest rates and patients can select the plan that works best for them. The approval process is easy and there are no hidden fees. Any major medical or dental procedure is covered! So don’t put off treatment, ask Dr. Wilkerson about enrolling today.
Kleer Membership Plan
No dental insurance? No Worries! We have you covered! Our Kleer Dental age-based membership plans includes routine 6-month cleanings, exams, and digital x-rays at no additional cost. Plus additional discounts on common dental procedures like fillings and sealants. There’s no deductibles, annual maximums, or pre-approvals. Sign up is quick and easy so you can start saving today!
Our helpful office staff is always available to assist with insurance claims and paperwork. We’ll work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your family’s needs and budget. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage and/or setting up payment plan options, fill out our online appointment request form or call us at (830) 239-5411 during regular office hours.
Super friendly staff. Our daughter is 11 months old and had her first cleaning. They were very informative and did their best to make all of us comfortable. Glad we picked them to care for our daughter’s teeth.
We love The Kid’s Place!! Dr. Wilkerson and staff were SO amazing with all my little ones and made it such a fun experience! They are the best, 10/10 would recommend!!
Thank you to the staff, Hygienist Lacey, and Dr. Wilkerson. My three year old needed a thorough dental assessment and she loved it. The Kid’s Place gave me great care, peace of mind, and reassurance in my daughters dental care. Thank you!
We loved our experience with Dr. Wilkerson, Lacy, and Cassandra. They were very patient, fun, and awesome with my kiddos! We are new to Boerne and very grateful to have found The Kid’s Place!
Scheduling was simple, efficient and straightforward. We were seen quickly after calling for an appointment. The office staff sent portal information via email as promised. The facility is immaculate and welcoming. My son was happy to be there from the moment we walked through the door. The staff was friendly, personable and organized. The doctor was compassionate, informative and thorough. Appointment was on schedule, so no unnecessary toddler squirminess! I was not rushed and all of my questions were answered.
I’m so glad we found Dr. Wilkerson. He and his staff have been great! It says a lot when your 4-year old goes in to get two caps and is excitedly asking if he can go back to the dentist tomorrow!
Best dentist and staff around! My son enjoys going to the dentist now! Cute space all dolled up and children themed! We absolutely love it!!
The Kid’s Place was awesome! They helped me out and they were super super nice. The environment was very calming and I felt very welcome to be there in the safe environment.
Thoughtful, thorough, and professional dental practice. My daughter never complains about going to the dentist… she loves it! The staff is wonderful, accommodating, and compassionate to children. The little touches like the movies and toys are great for the kids; the top quality care for their teeth is, of course, the best part. I also appreciate the follow-up calls that always come after the visits to make sure everything went ok and to see if we have more questions — because sometimes you forget to ask the questions while you’re there! Great place, I have recommended it to everyone I know!
I highly recommend this pediatric dentist! My son (age 6), needed a dental procedure that another dentist was unable to get done because he was so nervous and scared. We were then sent here and my son was able to get the procedure done safely and comfortably! Dr. Wilkerson really knows how to approach children and make them feel comfortable. I then decided to bring my daughter (age 3) to her first dental checkup here. It went so smoothly! She was so excited and loved it (especially her goodie bag). I was able to express my concerns and he listened and took the time to explain. If this place would’ve opened sooner I would’ve brought all my kids here! I actually probably will, even though we are moving soon! That’s how good he is!
Super fun for kids! My daughter loved it so much, she didn’t want to leave. DR WILKERSON is amazing. He takes the time to explain things and also cares for the kiddos. Truly a different kind of dentist that is needed for the kids!
The Kid’s Place has thought of everything to make dentist visits fun. They have great waiting room toys, TVs on the ceiling during your check up, and quality tooth care goodie bags. But really, it’s Dr. Wilkerson and his staff who make going to the dentist a stress free experience. Everyone is incredibly warm and friendly. Dr. Wilkerson answers my questions thoroughly and explains everything before he does it. Most importantly, he has a great rapport with my kids. We’ve been here a few times already and I just couldn’t be happier with our experience.