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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!

3rd Annual Pediatric Dentistry of Florida Touch-a-Truck

Touch a Truck 2019 Press Release

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & associates is hosting the third annual family-friendly ‘Touch-a-Truck’ Fort Myers on Saturday, April 27, from 11 am to 2 pm. This free interactive experience creates a safe place for children 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, pony rides, and face painting, photo booth, and costume character meet & greet. Please bring can food donations benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank 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.

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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!

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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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Pediatric Dentistry of Florida voted ‘Best Pediatric Dentist of Fort Myers’

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 30, 2018) – Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD & Associates has been voted the best pediatric dentist of Fort Myers by the 2018 News-Press Readers Poll. The News-Press 28th annual best of awards recognizes the top businesses in the community selected by their readers.

Dr. Verwest 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 Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for over 25 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 Verwest, DMD with News-Press Readers Poll Best of Fort Myers 2018 Award

Local Dentist Named One of America’s Best

The National Consumer Advisory Board has named Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD one of America’s best dentist for 2018. 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.

Dr. Verwest 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 Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates 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.

 

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Jeffrey Shafer, Director of Marketing, (239) 482-2722 x 209, communityoutreach@drverwest.com

Healthy Teeth Photo Contest

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD is hosting an Instagram healthy teeth photo contest for children (18 years or under) through August 1, 2018.  To enter your child into a chance to win $100 target gift card parents must submit a picture of their child as they brush their teeth and post on Instagram. GET CREATIVE!

Here’s how to enter: 1.) Follow @DrVerwest on Instagram
                                               2.) hashtag #CleanSmiles
                                               3.) Tag DrVerwest in the photo

“Our goal is to make sure the kids are brushing their teeth over the summer,” said practice owner Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD. (1) Instagram healthy teeth photo contest winner will be selected on August 2, 2018. One submission per person. Happy Brushing!

Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD donates 1,148 lbs. of food for Harry Chapin Food Bank

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD collected 1,148 lbs. of can-food donations for Touch-a-Truck Fort Myers 2018.  All food collected will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates are celebrating its 26th anniversary this year and provides a full complement of pediatric dental care to children throughout Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com, or (239) 482-2722.

 

 

Mouthguards And Teeth

Love being active in the sport you enjoy? Then keep on reading! Whether you are just mastering a sport or have tons of experience, sport mouth guards should always be a must in order to protect your pearly whites during games and even practices. You never know what can potentially come in contact with them that can cause a cracked, broken, or even lost tooth.

The Mouthguard Checklist:

  • Comfort
  • Reliability
  • Doesn’t interfere with speech or breathing
  • Immune to tearing

Mouthguard Types

Stock mouth protectors– these pre-made mouthguards are ready to go once purchased. Although they might not have a snug, custom fit, they won’t hurt your wallet and can be found at most sporting goods stores. Keep in mind that these may not be the most effective of the bunch.

Boil and bite mouth protectors– stemming from its name, you must boil the mouthguard in water in order to shape it accordingly to your mouth from biting into the warm, soft plastic. These guys can also be found at most sporting goods stores.

Custom-made mouth protectors– these are the best of the bunch! These mouthguards are crafted in a dentist’s office or laboratory Although they are the most expensive, they are made to fit your teeth perfectly with maximum comfort and reliability.

Mouthguard Maintenance

It is best to get a new mouthguard after every season to get the most out of them. For maximum effectiveness, you must also make sure there is no bacteria-buildup by doing the following:

  • Make sure your mouthguard container is always clean
  • Keep mouthguard away from hot temperatures
  • Keep them out of reach of children and pets
  • Brush and rinse with toothpaste after every use