Dr. Shea has been practicing dentistry since 1997. She earned her Bachelor Degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Colorado. As a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, she served four and a half years with the Indian Health Service providing dental care at the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota.
Her concern for children while working on the reservation spurred her interest in continuing her education in pediatric dentistry. The world-renowned programs available at Eastman Dental Center/University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital brought her to Rochester. Upon earning her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, she and her husband, also a dentist, decided to stay in Rochester and establish practices here. Dr. Shea has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Rochester here since 2006.
Dr. Shea is also Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
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Our Pediatric Dental Office
Our practice aims to deliver the best dental care for children possible.
Dr. Shea and her team use the latest state-of-the-art equipment to make sure your child has access to everything he or she needs at their dental visits. We constantly evaluate our materials and keep current with new technologies to make sure you have the best options available.
We pride ourselves in practicing ethically and honestly, always taking the time to explain our findings. Our office always consider all appropriate treatment options and try to present the most conservative plans, when possible. It is important for us to be helpful to our patients and answer any questions you might have regarding dental care.
Starting early with prevention and good habits will help build a life-long smile and relationship with us. Thank you for trusting us with one of the most joyful gifts a child has to offer- their smile!
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Your First Pediatric Dental Visit
We make your child's first visit easy for you and your child!
Getting to know Dr. Shea and her team will be a fun and enjoyable experience for you, your child, and us. We will review your child’s history, and make sure you are comfortable with our procedures and staff. Below are several questions that you may have before your first visit.
Our office and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child’s first visit be completed by their first birthday.
What should I bring on my first visit?
On your first visit to our office, please bring your insurance card and your Patient Forms already completed.
Your insurance determines your deductible. Any amount not covered by your insurance will be due that day.
Please download and print our Patient Forms.
Do you accept dental insurance?
We accept most insurance plans and as a courtesy, we will submit your insurance claim for you. The portion that is not covered by the insurance company is your responsibility and due at the time of service. If payment is not met in full at time of services, then a statement will be sent to you and will reflect a service fee.
It is a benefit to you to know and understand what your insurance benefits are, including deductibles and co-pays. Regrettably, we do not dictate insurance policies and can only work with them. We will make every effort to help you understand what your coverages are.
What can I expect to pay for our visit?
We would be happy to discuss fees and insurance with parents prior to the first visit in our office.
Our receptionists will discuss this with you, and answer
any questions you may have prior to making your first appointment.
My child may be nervous. Can you help?
It is quite normal for children to be anxious about their first visit to the dentist. Pediatric dentists have special training in helping anxious children feel secure during treatment. Parents can help prepare their children by displaying a positive attitude toward dental care. Children quickly pick up on parents’ anxieties about dental treatment. Avoid discussing the details of treatment, or any negative experiences you may have had in the past. Our team will explain everything using child-friendly terms in a caring and supportive way.
We have several children and scheduling is important to us.
Do you run on time, and will you see all my children at once?
We know that our parents have busy schedules, and we do our best to stay on schedule at all times. For 6-month dental health exams, you will love the convenience of family appointments! You can reserve time for several children at once.
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists like Dr. Shea, specialize in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs.
A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education.
We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their ”cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them. We strive to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future. Click below for more information about Pediatric Dentistry...
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