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5 Benefits of Visiting a Pediatric Dentist

The Difference

Let’s face it – for some in past years visiting the dentist wasn’t the most fairy tale experience.  Put your mind to ease by selecting a multi award winning practice and the most loved pediatric dentist in Southwest FloridaDr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates who are specially trained and board certified for treating pediatric patients.

While general dentists can perform the same work, visiting a pediatric dentist provides a slew of extra benefits:

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We’ve got fun just about everywhere you look! From video games, to community initiatives and educational lobby experiences for children of all ages to enjoy!

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Better Training

Kids aren’t always the most cooperative of patients.  A pediatric dentist has at least two additional years of training beyond dental school solely focused on treating young patients.

In the additional training, the focus is on child psychology, growth/development, and learning all of the tips and tricks of the trade for examining and treating children.

Specialized Treatment

In the circumstance that your child needs more comprehensive dental treatment, pediatric dentists are specially trained to handle special needs and to children with extensive dental treatment needs.

Oral Health Care Education

Since Pediatric Dentistry of Florida’s staff work solely with kids,  we know how to engage in educational learning.  Even more, we have props and teaching tools that are appropriate for all ages. To become part of our dental family, please fill out the form below and we will contact you immediately as possible. Thank you and we look forward to serving you!

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Old vs. New Toothbrushes: When to Replace Them

At Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, we want to kick off the new year with your oral hygiene being on point. You may have mastered the art of proper brushing, but do you ever wonder when it’s time to replace your toothbrush? Over a period of time, you might notice the bristles on your toothbrush starting to spread out. This can be an indication to replace your plaque-attacker. Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD recommends to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months to avoid bacteria build-up from brushing overtime. Happy cleaning!

Quick Tips to Keep Bacteria at Bay:

  • Store your toothbrush upright in a glass to allow it to air dry
  • Swish it in 100 percent white vinegar
  • Do not share toothbrushes to avoid the exchange of bodily fluids and bacteria
  • Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly under running water to remove any excess toothpaste and other residue

Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD collects 930 lbs. of food for Harry Chapin Food Bank

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD collected 930 lbs. of can-food donations during their “Touch-a-Truck’ event. All food collected will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

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Dr. Verwest Presents – Touch-a-Truck Fort Myers 2018


Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & associates is hosting the second annual family-friendly ‘Touch-a-Truck’ Fort Myers on Saturday, April 21, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Touch-a-Truck is a hands-on experience where children will be able to learn about their favorite trucks and vehicles, plus interact with those who drive them.

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Featured vehicles will include emergency service, law enforcement, military, public service, and commercial businesses.

Other activities include trackless train rides, pony rides, and face painting,  photo booth, costume character meet & greet, and food trucks. Please bring can food donations benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida for entry.

There will be a special ‘horn-free’ hour from 11 am to 12 pm for children with special needs and sensitive ears. Touch-a-Truck is free to the general public and is located at Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, 8016 Summerlin Lakes Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33907.

 

Dr. Verwest receives 2017 Spectrum Award

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The City Beat News (CBN) awarded Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD the 2017 Spectrum Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction. This is the second consecutive year Dr. Verwest has received the Spectrum Award honor. The Spectrum Award was established to spotlight companies providing exceptional service and experiences to their customers. Research is done annually and is independent and unbiased. Spectrum Award winners are rated using exclusive research and proprietary algorithms.

CBN draws upon many information sources and weighs and distills them into a single score for the year to identify top companies across the country. Only those businesses earning CBN’s highest ratings are honored with the City Beat News Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for the last 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers sponsors Future of Art

The Future of Art – Alliance for the Arts

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will be the exhibit sponsor for the 25th annual Alliance for the Arts Future of Art. Various works of art created by elementary and middle school students across Lee County will be on display from April 4 to April 29 with an opening reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 5-7PM. Work created by high school students will then be exhibited with a second opening reception on Thursday, April 20 from 5-7PM

“The talented kids of the community are all on display, it’s a great exhibit for those of all ages,” said Dr. Verwest.

This is the 25th year the Alliance has partnered with the Lee Arts Educators Association (LAEA) to provide students with an opportunity to display their artwork in a formal exhibit. This annual show features more than forty schools and hundreds of pieces of art in a wide variety of mediums.  Judges will select winners in several categories and award a Best in Show.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for over 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers named ‘most loved ‘dentist 2017

HulaFrog awarded Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates the most loved pediatric dentist award for 2017. The most loved business winners are voted on and selected by parents in the local community.

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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for the last 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.

Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD named 2017 top dentist

img_0355Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD has been selected by the Consumer Research Council of America for inclusion in the 2017 Guide to America’s Top Dentists. Selection is based on a points system which includes, experience, training, board certification, and professional associations.

He was voted best pediatric dentist of Southwest Florida by the Ft. Myers News-Press readers in 2015 and 2016. He is known for his commitment to the community through dental education presentations and gave away over 50,000 toothbrushes in the last three years.

Dr. Verwest professional affiliations include The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American and Florida Dental Associations and West Coast Dental Association, the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Lee County Dental Association.  He is often a guest lecturer for various organizations and has taught classes at Florida Southwestern State College.

He is a board certified Diplomat of the National Board of Pediatric Dentistry with professional interests in the areas of pediatric pharmacology, biomaterials, and pediatric anesthesia.  He believes in lifelong learning and continues his education by taking courses in pediatric sedation, pediatric oncology, sealants, prosthetics, pediatric cosmetic dentistry, pediatric materials, childhood growth and development, and more.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for the last 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.

Crystal Harrington Employee Spotlight!

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Crystal Harrington continues to learn many valuable career skills in arguably the busiest pediatric dentist practice in Fort Myers. As most senior in her position, Crystal quickly found herself in a leadership role for the ever-growing team of five detail oriented front office staffers. She credits Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers for allowing her the opportunity to develop leadership, customer service, and billing expertise.

Look no further than Orlando Business Journal’s 2016 Rising 50’s: Anna Bond, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Rifle Paper Co., someone Ms. Harrington admires as a model of success. The stationary and gift brand is represented in over 4,000 stores around the world.

Crystal owns an Etsy shop where she sells her own original acrylic paintings.  She always had a taste for the arts employed at an art studio before joining the practice. She would have loved to see the completion of the Taj Mahal especially with her boyfriend Brian.

The biggest enjoyment of her day comes when a parent provides positive remarks regarding their child’s experience while at the practice. Within the last three years Dr. Verwest and the staff of Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers has received over 1,200 reviews of 4.8 or higher on websites such as, Healthgrades, Google and Facebook.

“Kindness goes a long way,” Crystal says in regards to the quality of patient care and responsibility of each family as if it was their own.

Next time your visiting this pediatric dentist practice ask Crystal about her day, perhaps even the Etsy shop, or her dream of someday riding a dirt bike.

Brianna Baker – Employee Spotlight

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Brianna Baker presses and answers a call for the busy pediatric dentist practice she calls home. “Thank you for calling Dr. Verwest’s office, how may I help you,” moments before she had just taken payment for a young ladies six-month checkup. This is the life of multi-tasking at its finest. Prior to becoming a valuable team member at Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Brianna waited tables at the popular Two Meatballs in the Kitchen, a place she credits for developing her customer service and communication skills, saying, “{I} was able to meet and talk with people from all walks of life.”

Brianna begun her rise to the front office after working for almost a year as the lobby greeter of the practice. To be fair, she was a jack of all trades, having a few dental presentations to local schools under her belt, multiple event participation, and in office nuances of how a practice operates. “She really was one of our shining stars in the lobby, she deserved a chance to grow professionally with us,” said Jeffrey Shafer, director of marketing for the practice.  Brianna finds great rewards in working with children and hopes to continue to learn more about successfully being a business owner through Dr. Verwest’s leadership.

When Brianna is not sorting through charts, scheduling appointments, or doing the smaller things that matter, you can find her out on the water, probably fishing her heart out. One day, she hopes to be able to swim with sharks (hopefully in an aquarium), because swimming with an apex predator in the wild is just a little too dangerous for this writer. Next time you give us a ring and Brianna answers, ask her if she’s caught any snook, red fish, or trout lately. She may have even bagged her first tarpon.