Kids Emergency Dentist | Gurnee IL  at Miles of Smiles Dentistry

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5101 W Washington St
Gurnee IL

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(847) 447 - 2200

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Miles Of Smiles  |  Dentistry For Children
Miles of Smiles Dentistry for kids | Gurnee IL

Your Child’s First Visit With at Miles Of Smiles Dentistry For Children

We want your child’s first visit to our pediatric dental office to be a positive experience.   Our experienced Pediatric Dental Specialist, Dr. Melissa Patenio, will welcome your child and take the time to get to know your child in our safe, comfortable, and kid-friendly office.  No preparation is needed on your end, we do ask that if you discuss the appointment with your child that you refrain from using negative words/phrases, such as “it won’t hurt” or “don’t be scared”.

To provide the best possible care in this extraordinary COVID environment, we will require that you complete all the following forms for your family members prior to coming into our office:

  • New Patient Form
  • Please complete Immediately
  • If you have insurance, please upload a copy of your insurance card with this form
  • HIPAA Information and Consent Form
    • 1-2 days prior to appointment
  • Covid-19 Screening Form [for your child]
    • 1-2 days prior to appointment
  • Covid-19 Questionnaire [for parent/guardian accompanying child]
    • 1-2 days prior to appointment

Our staff will email you separate links to our secure portal where you can complete the forms.

If you are not able to complete the forms before your appointment time, we will ask you to come 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete your new patient forms in the comfort of your own car.   The guidelines for the practice of dentistry during COVID include patients and their families waiting in their cars until their appointment time and forms are completed.

During your child’s first appointment, Dr. Patenio will review your child’s medical and dental history.  She will use various diagnostic aids to review your child’s oral health which include:

  • Dental Exam
  • Dental Charting
  • Digital X-rays (Depending on your child’s specific needs)

We will also provide preventive treatments for our new patients which include:

  • Dental Cleaning
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction

Dr. Patenio will share the results of the dental examination and dental cleaning with you.  If your child needs additional dental treatments beyond their routine cleaning and examination, Dr. Patenio will explain the next steps in your child’s treatment.   Our dental staff will work with you to help you make whatever dentistry your child needs affordable.

Forms for New Patients

New patient forms are available through our secure new patient portal. Please contact our office for details and information.


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5101 W Washington St
Suite 20
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 447 – 2200

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