Three Practices, One Family
At Texas Pediatric Dentistry, our heart is for families—making them feel comfortable, cared for, and excited about going to the dentist. We started as a pediatric dental clinic because we love working with kiddos, but our laid-back atmosphere and compassionate team quickly caught on with the parents—so we expanded our practice to include Stonebridge Ranch Dentistry and TPD Smiles, where we offer full-service adult dentistry and orthodontic care. Whether you’re preparing for your child’s first visit or you want to improve your own dental experience, we’re excited to welcome you to our TPD family.
What to Expect
“I am very impressed by everyone at this office. From the time we walked in, until we left, everyone was very kind, caring and helpful. They explained everything as they were doing it, so my child felt very comfortable.”
TPD Through the Years
In the fall of 2006, Dr. Tim Brister opened his first practice, Texas Pediatric Dentistry, in a small leased office on the McKinney/Frisco border. This full-service pediatric office quickly began to grow, and soon developed a reputation as a family-oriented, no-pressure, quality care office that was focused on patients’ needs.
Through the years, the parents of our patients would comment about how they would love to be treated in the same office as their children, since they were comfortable with the location, staff, and atmosphere of the practice. In 2012, TPD had outgrown its current leased space, so Dr. Tim purchased a piece of property just down the road with plans to build his own building. Dr. Tim seriously considered the parents’ requests and decided to bring in a general dentist to treat the parents in the same building as their children, thus creating Stonebridge Ranch Dentistry and the ability to treat the entire family under one roof.
Within 1 year, it was clear he had a good problem: the general dentistry practice had outgrown the office it shared with the pediatric practice and would need its own space. Again, Dr. Tim found the perfect piece of property just down the street on a nearby greenbelt and built what is now a beautiful, state of the art office that provides that same no-pressure, quality care that we became known for over a decade ago.
The next natural progression in our practices was to expand and offer additional services that our patients needed the most. Orthodontics was the most logical option, as many of our patients of all ages were interested in working to correct their smile.
Though there are 3 practices, they are completely intertwined, including the staff, doctors, patient charts, and the ability to take care of your entire family. Our goal is to offer comprehensive care for all of our patients. This eliminates the need for outside referrals and gives our patients a place to receive their dental care in facilities that are warm and welcoming, with staff members who are already invested in providing the ultimate level of service.
Commitment to Safety
At Texas Pediatric Dentistry, the health and safety of our patients is our number one priority. We diligently follow the infection control guidelines issued by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including:
- Thoroughly washing hands with disinfectant hand soap before and after each patient
- Wearing the appropriate protective gear such as disposable masks and gloves
- Immediate discarding of all disposable equipment and tools
- Washing and ultra-sonic sterilizing all reusable equipment and tools
- Disinfecting dental stations before each patient
If you have any questions about our infection control and patient safety procedures, please contact us and we will be happy to put your mind at ease.
We are here to serve you, answer your questions, and schedule appointments during the below hours. Please note that the office is closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00 daily.
Monday-Thursday: 8:00-5:00, Lunch: 12:00–1:00
Friday: 8:00 – 4:00, Lunch: from 12:00-1:00
Saturday: 8:00 – 4:00, Lunch: from 12:00-1:00
Payment is required at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, check, all major credit cards, Care Credit, and debit cards as forms of payment. There will be a $35 fee for returned checks.
As a courtesy, we will file your primary insurance for you. We do not file secondary insurance. You will be responsible for the remaining balance not covered by your insurance company, including all fees considered above your insurance company’s usual and customary fee schedule.
Should your child require dental treatment, these needs will be discussed with you by one of our staff members. In most cases, an additional appointment(s) will be needed to complete the treatment. The payment amount provided to you on your child’s treatment plan is an estimate only, and you will be asked to pay the difference between what your insurance company actually paid and the fees incurred at the time of service.
Exams – At all initial and recall exam appointments the following services will be completed for your child: exam, prophylaxis (cleaning), radiographs as deemed appropriate by the doctor for the exam, fluoride treatment, and preventive sealants.
Operative Appointments – We will make every attempt to treat your child in a manner that is safe for not only your child but also office staff. If we attempt to perform operative treatment on your child and he/she is unable to be treated due to significant uncooperative behavior that cannot be safely managed, a fee will be incurred at the time of the appointment. This fee covers office time, materials, and sterilization.
We request that, should you have to cancel or reschedule your child’s appointment, you provide us at least 24 hours notice. If 2 broken/missed appointments occur or 2 cancellations without at least 24 hours notice, we reserve the right NOT to schedule any subsequent appointments. We also reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of $25 per child.
We reserve the right to schedule certain types of appointments (fillings, extractions, cleanings, etc.) at specific times of the day.
GA Sedation – At Texas Pediatric Dentistry, we have the ability to treat patients at Children’s Medical Center at Legacy as well as the ability to treat patients in the office using our team of pediatric anesthesiologists.
Should your child require such treatment, these options will be discussed with you in detail. We require a $350 deposit prior to the appointment being scheduled. This deposit will apply to your balance. Once the appointment is scheduled, if you choose to cancel or reschedule the appointment for any reason this deposit is non-refundable. The deposit is required to schedule the appointment for GA Sedation.
Preventive Appointments – For your comfort one parent or guardian is welcome but not required to accompany your child to the operatory. We do encourage self independence to help promote the growth and development of your child. For the safety and privacy of the other patients all others, including children that are not scheduled at this appointment, are asked to remain in the reception room. Young children in the reception room will need a supervisory adult.
Operative Appointments – Although it is not recommended, one parent or guardian is allowed in treatment areas during operative procedures if you feel your presence will benefit your child. For the safety of your child, the staff and the doctor, we ask that you assume the role of a silent observer during treatment.
Cell Phones & Cameras
We ask that you refrain from cellular use while in the clinical areas. For the privacy of our staff and doctors, we do not allow videos or pictures to be taken while we are treating your child.
We are in-network with the following insurance companies (PPO plans only):
- Delta Dental
We can file with any PPO plan and we will submit all insurance claims for you. We will fully attempt to help you receive full insurance benefits; however, you are personally responsible for your account, and we encourage you to contact us if your policy has not paid within 30 days.
Should your child require treatment, we will put together a treatment plan for you. This will include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and an ESTIMATE of all costs due the day treatment is administered. Charges are payable at the time of treatment. Please ask a member of our staff, and we will review our payment options to accommodate your financial needs.
If special arrangements are needed, please talk to our office manager prior to receiving service.