- General dentists
- Pediatric dentist
- Oral surgeon
Learning how to take care of your teeth as a child is important for your future health. But finding an affordable kid’s dentist is not always easy. At Kool Smiles, we make oral health easy and accessible for kids of all ages. Whether you need braces or a routine exam and cleaning, we offer affordable dental services without sacrificing quality.
When you visit our dentist office in District Heights, MD, your children will feel right at home. We have an indoor play area and create a safe, positive environment that’s fun for kids. Kool Smiles invests in the health of the local community by teaching our patients healthy habits and hosting community events like Operation Troop Treats.
Call 254-781-0553 to make an appointment with the friendly team at Kool Smiles on Marlboro Pike. We are open on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in addition to our regular weekday hours.
Monday through Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
From Fort Circle Park and Massachusetts Avenue SE (toward Washington), turn left onto Southern Avenue SE. Turn right onto Alton Street. Turn left onto MD-4 South/Pennsylvania Avenue. At the intersection with the Chick-fil-A on the right, turn left onto Highway 458. Then, turn right onto MD-972A East/Old Silver Hill Road. Turn right onto Marlboro Pike Road, and Kool Smiles in on your left in Great Eastern Plaza.
From Camp Springs, use MD-5 North/Branch Avenue and merge onto I-495 North. Take exit 11B and merge onto MD-4 North/Pennsylvania Avenue. Exit on Marlboro Pike and merge onto Forestville Road. Turn left onto Marlboro Pike, and Kool Smiles is on the left at 6471 Marlboro Pike.
Infants and teens alike can come to Kool Smiles to receive any of these dental services in District Heights:
For many families, it can be difficult to find affordable dental care that works for both their budgets and their needs. As a result, some parents inevitably end up overpaying for their child’s dental services or having to search endlessly for cheaper alternatives.
But we believe having healthy teeth and gums shouldn’t come at a steep price. That’s why Kool Smiles does everything we can to make our services available to all families.
We accept most insurance plans, including TRICARE, MD Medicaid and DC Medicaid. Families without dental insurance can take advantage of our out-of-pocket payment options, including credit, debit and CareCredit.
You may also schedule an appointment on our annual Sharing Smiles Day, when our providers offer dental care in District Heights at no charge. Check online to see when this year’s event is scheduled and how to register.
Many parents have questions about the extent of their Medicaid benefits, and how they can use them to pay for their child’s dental service needs. The truth is, Medicaid benefits vary from state to state, but generally, there are a few minimums that the state must cover. The overarching qualifier for Medicaid is simple: if a procedure of treatment is medically necessary, it will likely be covered by your benefits.
What qualifies as medically necessary differs case-by-case, so you’ll want to have a consultation to be sure your Medicaid benefits will cover your child’s expenses. Still, there are some services that you can expect to be covered, including:
If you bring your child to our District Heights dentistry for a screening, and the dentist finds a condition that requires treatment, you will likely be covered through your Medicaid benefits, as this would be deemed medically necessary. For other procedures, a member of our helpful staff can talk you through different options and discuss other payment plans if Medicaid fails to cover it.
Is your child afraid to go to the dentist? Are you worried about a dental checkup being a hassle? At Kool Smiles, we pride ourselves on providing dental care in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Each one of our providers make visiting the dentist a positive experience for your children. They are fully licensed professionals approved by the state of Maryland and trained by an internal Kool Smiles senior team.
When you come to Kool Smiles, you can expect quality and friendly dental care at an affordable cost.
Has it been a while since your child visited the dentist? Call 254-781-0553 to make an appointment with our dentists near you in District Heights. You can find our dentist office on Marlboro Pike in Great Eastern Plaza.
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