Your #1 priority is your child’s health and safety. Ours too.

 Safety

  • Anesthesia administered by MD Anesthesiologists

  • Operating room experienced pediatric and general dentists

  • Licensed dental assistants and pediatric nurses

  • Surgical center designed for dentistry

 Accessibility

  • We can treat most patients within 1 to 3 weeks

  • We work with most insurances, including Healthy Kids Dental

  • We accommodate non-English speaking patients through bilingual staff and translation services

 Quality

  • We provide safe sedation for pediatric patients

  • Our pediatric team provides a relaxed, trauma-free experience for your child

How does the process work?

1

Referred by Dentist

After your dentist has refered you to Daydreams (or you have contacted us directly), we will call you to set an appointment for an exam.

2

Pre-Operative Exam

Most patients require an exam prior to treatment to ensure they are a candidate for anesthesia and to establish a treatment plan.

3

Treatment

Upon arrival, patients enter preoperative care. Treatment typically lasts 1-2 hours. Following treatment, the patient moves to recovery where pediatric nurses monitor recovery (at least 30 minutes) and reunite them with their families.

4

Return to Dentist

The patient can return to their main dental home for any regularly scheduled appointments.

Preparing your child for general anesthesia:

Be Patient

You should expect your visit to take between 2 to 5 hours. Please plan accordingly.

Do Not Eat

Patients must not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before their procedure. If you child has not fasted, we WILL NOT be able to treat them.

Change of Clothes

Please bring an extra change of clothes for your child in case of an accident.

Be Flexible

Sometimes we are unable to know exact treatment needs until your child is sedated, which can affect how long each procedure will take. As a result, your child may be seen sooner or later than expected.

This is Surgery

It is important for us to give each surgery the time and attention it requires.
We will not rush the care of another child, just as we would never rush the care of your child.

Come Healthy

If your child is sick on the day of the procedure, or has congestion in the lungs or throat, please call to determine whether their treatment will need to be rescheduled.

Do Not Brush

Do not brush your child’s teeth the morning of the procedure.

Bring Toys

We encourage you to bring toys or games to keep your child, and any other children, entertained while waiting for the completion of the procedure.

FAQs

What insurances do you accept?
We work with most insurances, including Healthy Kids Dental. Contact us for specific insurance inquiries.

Will my child be completely asleep?
Yes. Medical anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia and monitor your child while they are completely asleep.

Are parents allowed in the room for the procedure?
No. Only dental and medical staff are allowed in the operating room. Parents should accompany their child prior to the procedure.

Does the parent/guardian need to remain at Daydreams during the procedure?
Yes. Questions about the patient’s dental or health care needs may arise during the procedure. The parent or guardian is needed to answer these questions and make important decisions.

Are siblings or other children allowed to attend the appointment?
Yes. Siblings or other children may attend the appointment. But remember, this is a clinical setting and the procedure may last 2 to 5 hours. Keep this in mind when deciding who to bring to the procedure.

“I highly recommend Daydreams. They did an amazing job with my son, and kept him calm and relaxed. This place knows what kids (and their nervous Moms) need. Thank you.”