In a modern building on Lake Air Drive in Waco, TX is a kid-friendly
dental office that will not only give your kids a smile they can be
proud of, but a chance to explore the depths of the ocean or float
through space with some of their favorite Disney characters.
From fuzzy blankets to bring comfort to nervous patients to game consoles and movies, Waco Kids Dental is more of a kids’ paradise than a dentist’s office.
“From the moment [our patients] walk in, they are greeted by painted murals and surroundings that put them in a good mood,” said Dr. Aaron Blackwelder, one of the two dentists that make up the practice. “All of it is geared towards [each child] having a positive experience.”
Not only do Dr. Blackwelder, and his partner Dr. Tjel Olson, offer their patients a first-rate atmosphere, but they also give each child top-notch care.
They specialize in children’s dentistry from tots to teens, and offer check-ups, cleanings, infant exams, and much more.
They also offer light, medium, and deep sedation in conjunction with their dental treatments if a patient requires or prefers it.
Along with providing their patients with care in a state-of-art office, Dr. Blackwelder and Dr. Olson also offer patients and their parents an education about properly caring for teeth. The doctors also share this knowledge with the surrounding community.
“We do at least 200 demonstrations in schools, daycares, and other educational environments throughout the years,” Dr. Blackwelder said.
The doctors have children’s best interest at heart. They have nine children between them, and Dr. Blackwelder said parenting their own children has helped them become better healthcare providers.
“[Being parents] has helped us to have more compassion and understanding for how a child thinks and what they might be experiencing,” he said.
The best way to learn more about this kid-friendly office is to visit their website at WacoKidsDental.com. Most insurances are accepted, and new patients don’t need a referral from a general dentist or pediatrician to make an appointment.
Waco Kids Dental is located at 1121 Lake Air Dr. To make an appointment, call (254) 772-8330.
Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of two energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys running around with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects and home decor.