27 Jun Pediatric Dentistry of Florida opens new state of the art f…
Pediatric Dentistry of Florida has opened its new office, located at 1035 Piper Blvd, Suite 103 in Naples. The practice expands on the previous beach themed Fort Myers location in hopes of providing world class pediatric dental care to children throughout Collier County.
The 4,000 square-foot space provides a pleasant visual experience, boasting a 16 foot-long whale shark and blue whale suspended from the ceiling inside the building. While describing the anticipated patient reactions to the new building, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, said, “We want to have an experience where children run towards the front doors in anticipation of their appointments.”
The beach theme and 3D characters continue throughout the interior with an underwater shipwreck in the lobby for photo opportunities and other ocean sealife, including a coral reef, various species of tropical fish, stingrays and a mermaid.
The state-of-the-art kid friendly office provides three private treatment rooms, a six patient dental bay to serve children and teens, consultation rooms, administrative offices and a game area. There will be three board certified pediatric dentists to serve the needs of children in Collier County.
“Naturally the thought of visiting the dentist has a negative connotation. We want to give the children a distraction and reason to view visiting the dentist in a positive light. When parents tell their children they are visiting the dentist, we want them to be excited and not be afraid of us — and we think this new Naples facility will be an extension of our commitment to that philosophy in Fort Myers,” said Verwest.
Pediatric Dentistry of Florida opened their first kid-friendly dental building during 2013 in Fort Myers. “We found the impact of the Fort Myers location so positive we thought it was a natural fit for our friends in the greater Naples community to enjoy,” said Verwest.
In conjunction with the opening, the dental practice is hosting a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 20 at its new Naples office. There will be face painting, balloon twisting, and a meet and greet with staff members. For more information, visit DrVerwest.com, or call 482-2722. ¦