Bay County Children's Dentistry Clinic
Offering timely appointments and friendly customer service for children and youth ages 1 to 20. We accept numerous types of Florida Medicaid insurance plans. Give us a call us today. We love making children smile!
- Hours of Operation
- Available Appointments
- Services Provided
- Protecting My Child's Teeth
- When should my child start seeing the dentist?
- Patient Forms
- Broken Appointment Policy
- Documents Required for Appointment
- Mobile Dental Unit
- Additional Resources
Our dental clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. We are closed for lunch from Noon - 1 pm. We are located at 3518 E. 15th Street, Panama City.
Dental appointments are scheduled as soon as possible or next available. However, we ask that you please remember that we have a large population in need of our services. To schedule an appointment during office hours, please call 850-481-4709.
- Stainless Steel Crowns
- Space Maintainer
- Pulpal Therapy/Pupectomy
Even though tooth decay—or cavities—has been on the decline for the past 30 years, it is still one of the most common chronic diseases for kids from age 6 to 19.
Protect your child’s teeth by following the tips below:
- Have your child drink tap water that contains fluoride. To see if your community’s water is fluoridated, you can view your water system on CDC’s My Water’s Fluoride website. You can also call your water utility company and request a copy of the utility’s most recent “Consumer Confidence Report.” This report provides information on the level of fluoride in your drinking (tap) water.
- If your drinking water does not have enough fluoride to prevent tooth decay (the optimal amount of 0.7 milligrams per Liter), ask your dentist, pediatrician, family doctor, or nurse if your child needs oral fluoride supplements, such as drops, tablets, or lozenges.
- Make sure your child brushes their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
- If your child is younger than 2 years, consult first with your doctor or dentist regarding the use of fluoride toothpaste. Clean your child’s teeth every day as soon as the first tooth appears by brushing without toothpaste with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and plain water.
- If your child is younger than 6 years, watch your child brush their teeth. Make sure your child only uses a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and always spits it out rather than swallows it. Help your child brush until she has good brushing skills.
- Talk to your dentist, pediatrician, family doctor, or nurse about putting fluoride varnish on your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears.
By the time your child is 1 year of age, the American Academy of Pediatrics’s Brushing Up on Oral Health: Never Too Early to Startexternal icon recommends that your child visit a dentist for an initial check-up.
Your child’s chance of getting cavities can be higher if:
o Family members (older brothers, sisters, or parents) have cavities.
o They eat and drink a lot of sugary foods and drinks, like soda, especially between meals.
o They have special health care needs.
o They wear braces or orthodontics or oral appliances.
If any of these apply to your child, be sure to talk with your dentist, pediatrician, or family doctor to make sure you are taking extra steps to protect your child’s teeth.
When appointments are made we are expecting you at that date and time. These appointments are made for your convenience. If you fail to keep an appointment you are depriving someone else of this time. It is your responsibility to keep track of your appointments. If you are unable to keep the appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to do so may result in changes to how your appointment can be rescheduled. For your convenience a 24 hour message service is available for you to call and leave us a message. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment after hours please call 850-481-4713.
You can read more about our policy by reading our Broken Appointment Policy. (Clicking the link will open a new window to download the PDF document. The file size is 442KB)
- Childs and Parent/Legal Guardian Social Security Cards
- Legal Parent or Guardian Picture ID
- Guardianship Paperwork if applicable
Partnering for services with Head Start, Bay District Schools, Early Education and Care, contracted agencies of the Department of Children and Families, and Children’s Medical Services to name a few has eliminated the need for children to be bused to neighboring counties for their oral health care.
- We accept most Children's Medicaid Managed Care Plans.
- Please contact our office is you have any questions about whether or not your insurance coverage is accepted.