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Dentist in Indianapolis, IN

PARENTS ARE WELCOME!

There is no one more familiar to YOUR child than YOU. Your presence with them through this is paramount in helping them feel at ease. Our open concept offices were designed with this in mind and we welcome you to accompany them every step of the way.😊

Services

From infants to adolescents, we go the extra mile to ensure that your child feels comfortable and actually enjoys their visit with us. Whether for a routine check-up or more in-depth procedure, our team works with you and your child to help make the dental experience both effective and pleasant.

Welcome to Pediatric Dentistry West

Dr. John and Dr. Zach Bozic specialize in the oral health of infants, children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs.

“The Best Dentist EVER!”

Dentist in West Lafayette, IN
“Just one of hundreds of families who love the Bozic’s and the entire team at Pediatric Dentistry West!”

Orthodontics

There is no “late” time to start your orthodontic treatment but there is an optimal time. To get the best results at the lowest cost, orthodontic treatment should start as soon as problems become evident—by the age of seven at the latest—according to the American Association of Orthodontists. While treatment is not always a necessity at this age, Dr. John and Dr. Zach can assess the situation and recommend an appropriate time to visit the orthodontist for a consultation. We have built relationships with many orthodontic specialists, including Dr. Brett Finkelmeier, who works out of our Indianapolis office.
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"Rudy Says..."

Eating healthy snacks can also be good for your teeth!

What are healthy snacks? Eating healthy and nutritious snacks are not only good for your overall health, but a few of of them can actually help your teeth while you are eating them! Eating raw fruits like apples, pears, pineapple and oranges are great examples of healthy fruits that are good for your teeth. Raw […]

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Your first birthday is a good time for your first visit to Pediatric Dentistry West!

Rudy Says..."See you on your first birthday!" Your Child's First Dental Visit... The American Dental Association, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Rudy all agree that the first dental visit should occur within six months after the baby's first tooth appears, but no later than the child's first birthday. It’s best to meet the […]

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Brushing your teeth is FUN!

We all know one of those necessary life skills every child needs to learn is brushing his or her teeth. Helping your child get in the habit of brushing twice a day for two minutes is no small feat, but a little creativity can go a long way when it comes to his or her […]

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FAQs

When should I have my child see the dentist for their first check-up?

First visit by your child's first birthday. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child be seen for their first exam by age one to prevent dental problems.

What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general (family) dentist?

Pediatric dentists have two or three years of advanced training following dental school. They have additional certifications for managing infants, children, adolescents, and those with special health needs.

Are baby teeth really that important? They are just going to fall out in a few years.

YES! Primary or "baby" teeth are extremely important. Not only do they aid in chewing and help children speak more clearly, but they also lay the foundation for permanent teeth to erupt correctly.

How often should my child see Dr. John and Dr. Zach?

We typically recommend your child visit our office every 6 months for a dental check up. However, some children may need to be seen more frequently based on their personal oral health.
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