Pediatric Dentistry of Florida Sponsors 7th Annual Castles for Kids

NAPLES, Fla.  – Pediatric Dentistry of Florida is sponsoring the 7th annual Castles for Kids sand-sculpting contest presented by the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. This children-friendly event is on August 7th at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples. Teams compete in a classic sand sculpting competition. Awards in multiple categories highlighted by the biggest sculpture to best Florida theme.

This is the first sponsorship for the pediatric dental group in conjunction with Pediatric Dentistry of Florida’s opening of their new office located at 1035 Piper Blvd, Suite 103 in Naples.

For more information on the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples 7TH Annual Castles for Kids, visit cmon.org/event/castles-kids-2019/.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida was founded by Dr. Tim M. Verwest in 1992. With locations in Fort Myers and Naples, the Pediatric Dentistry of Florida creates an entire underwater world for patients to enjoy when visiting the dentist.  For more information, visit DrVerwest.com, or (239) 482-2722.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida Opens New State of the Art Facility

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida opened their 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.

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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.”

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The beach theme and 3D Characters continue throughout the interior with an underwater shipwreck in the lobby for photo opportunities and other ocean sea-life 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.  They since have made a positive impact on tens of thousands of children during that span. “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 am to 2 pm, on July 20, 2019 at their new Naples office located at 1035 Piper Blvd, Suite 103, Naples FL 34110. There will be face painting, balloon twisting, along with meet and greet with staff members. For more information on the grand opening celebration, click here.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida was founded by Dr. Tim M. Verwest in 1992. Dr. Verwest is a graduate of the University of Florida earning his specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. With locations in Fort Myers and Naples, Pediatric Dentistry of Florida creates an entire underwater world for patients to enjoy when visiting the dentist.  For more information, visit DrVerwest.com, or (239) 482-2722.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida sponsors EGGStravaganza

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates will donate proceeds to cover the cost of candy for the Estero Recreation Center’s 2019 EGGStravaganza.

The event will be on Saturday, April 20 from 8 AM -12:30PM at the Estero Recreation Center – 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero, FL 33928. Activities include an Easter egg hunt, meet & greet with the Easter Bunny & other fun. Children must be pre-registered prior to the event, please call (239) 533-1470.

The mission of the Estero Recreation Center is to provide a safe, clean and functional parks and recreation facility to the community. The purpose is to provide programs and services that add to the quality of life for all Lee County residents and visitors.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, 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 Florida sponsors Future of Art

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates will be the exhibit sponsor for the 27th 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 3 to April 17 with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 3 from 5-7PM. Work created by high school students will then be exhibited with a second opening reception on Wednesday, April 17 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 27th 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.

Berger joins Pediatric Dentistry of Florida

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD & Associates hired Julie Berger as director of operations. Mrs. Berger will be responsible for daily operations and management of the multi-office practice.

She brings a wealth of healthcare practice management experience. More recently she was the surgical patient care coordinator for Farahmand Plastic Surgery in Fort Myers. Mrs. Berger brings patient centric care and organizational structure to the growing pediatric dental practice.

Mrs. Berger is a graduate of the Florida Gulf Coast University, B.S., in Health Science specializing in Health Service Administration.

Welcome her next time you are visiting our practice!

4th Annual Touch-a-Truck Fort Myers

March 20, 2020

4th Annual Touch-a-Truck Postponed

The past few weeks have been unprecedented, as we see the global toll COVID-19 has taken. Our foremost concern is for the health and safety of our patients, colleagues, community, and friends throughout Southwest Florida and the world. We are carefully monitoring the situation as it evolves on what seems like a minute-to-minute basis

We have received several inquiries regarding the annual touch a truck event and the sudden onset of this pandemic has forced Pediatric Dentistry of Florida leadership and staff to reevaluate our plans for our 4th annual Touch a Truck planned for April 25, 2020.

We have decided to postpone to a later date, and we appreciate your patience as we navigate internally through all of this. We hope to announce a date for October 2020. Please know that we will be in communication with interested parties and our vendors as soon as decisions are made. Thank you and God bless you all.

Jeffrey Shafer

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida

Touch A Truck Flyer 2020

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates is hosting the fourth annual family-friendly ‘Touch-a-Truck’ Fort Myers on Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 11 am to 2 pm. This free interactive experience creates a safe place for children to learn about work vehicles in their community.

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. Children will be able to be as if they were the true professional behind the wheel. Featured vehicles will include emergency service, law enforcement, military, public service, and local commercial businesses.

Other activities include trackless train rides, face painting, and costume characters. For entry, please bring can food donations directly benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

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.

Touch-a-Truck Video Recap:

Pediatric Dentist Named one of America’s Best

The National Consumer Advisory Board re-nominated Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD as one of America’s best dentist for 2019. Dr. Verwest selection is based on a proprietary assessment of a dentists experience, training, continuing education, and commitment to excellence to ensure the most impartial unbiased review of all applicants.

He’s 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.

If you would like to make an appointment, please visit our appointment request page.

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:

Office Decor 

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!


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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