Kid's Dentist Lakewood & Vision Care
Welcome Lakewood Families!
At Adventure Dental, Vision & Orthodontics in Lakewood, we are honored that you have chosen us for your child's healthcare needs. Our team of highly skilled and compassionate dentists, orthodontists, and optometrists is committed to providing top-quality care to children in Lakewood. We strive to create a welcoming and enjoyable environment for your child during their visit. Our staff goes the extra mile to ensure that you and your child feel comfortable and welcomed at every appointment.
Our primary focus is on delivering the highest standard of pediatric dental care in Lakewood. Our team, led by Dr. Julie Devlin and Dr. Dana Al Khatib, offers a comprehensive range of dental services such as exams, cleanings, dental x-rays, fluoride treatments, cavity fillings, tooth extractions, dental sealants, and crowns.
Pediatric Vision Care
We also recognize the significance of pediatric vision care to ensure that your child can reach their full potential. Dr. Christina Tran provides comprehensive vision exams to screen for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If your child has any vision issues, Dr. Tran provides expert care and advice to ensure that their vision is not hindering their education or other activities.
Dr. John DuRussel, our orthodontist, understands the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile for your child's confidence and self-esteem. He offers expert care and recommendations for orthodontic treatments to help improve your child's oral health.
Lakewood Location, Hours & Insurance
Our office is conveniently located in Lakewood, at 6695 W. Colfax Ave., adjacent to Casa Bonita. We are open on Monday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. We accept Children's Dental Medicaid, Children's Vision Medicaid, and most insurances. Medicaid also covers orthodontic care when medically necessary.
Be a hero to your kids by scheduling an appointment today and ensuring that their healthcare needs are met.
Hours of Operations
Monday - 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday - Closed
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Our Featured Providers
Dr. Christina Tran
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - University of Minnesota Twin Cities
- Doctor of Optometry - Pacific University
I grew up in Minnesota, but I've lived in Oregon, California, and Wisconsin during Optometry School. I like traveling, being outdoors, hanging out with my dog, and playing sports.
Dr. Julie Devlin
- Bachelor of Arts in Education - University of Kansas
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Wichita State University
- Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry
Dr. Dana Al Khatib
(Dr. Al Khatib)
I had my BDS degree from Jordan. Came to the US and earned my DDS degree from the University of Colorado-School of Dental Medicine.
Insurance, we've got you covered.
We welcome Children's Medicaid and most insurance plans. Our mission is to expand care access so that every child has a chance to thrive.
Dental Plans Accepted
- Colorado Medicaid
- Health First Colorado
- United Concordia
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Connection Dental GEHA
- Sun Life Financial
Vision Plans Accepted
- Colorado Medicaid
- Denver Health
- UHC (Medical)
This was my sons 2nd time at the dentist. The first time he didn’t have that great of an experience. We’ve seen the commercials on TV for Adventure Dental and decided to give them a try! They were so good with him from the moment we walked in the door to the moment we walked out!
High Quality, Compassionate Care
It's What We Do Best!
It's our mission to ensure that every child and family has access to affordable high-quality, compassionate care. Our kid-friendly offices, high-quality staff, flexible scheduling, and a variety of insurance options make us the perfect fit for your family.
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Kid's Dentist Lakewood
Providing high-quality, affordable dental care for kids in Lakewood is what we do best! A child’s first dentist visit should occur after their first tooth emerges or by their first birthday, whichever comes first. Getting an early start on oral care habits puts your child on the healthiest path.
Sometimes brushing just isn’t enough, and kids need professional dental cleanings! During dental cleanings, we use special tools and skills to remove plaque from hard to reach spots. We also check for early signs of tooth decay so that we can treat any issues that arise before they become a more serious problem. For children who are more susceptible to tooth decay, fluoride treatments and sealants are necessary to protect and maintain the strength of their teeth.
Dental x-rays are tools that allow dentists to monitor oral development and check for any potential diseases or decay that can impact your child’s dental health. Dental x-rays are special because they reveal areas of the teeth that are invisible during dental cleanings.
Fluoride gives your teeth the nutrients they need to stay healthy! Fluoride is a natural mineral that protects teeth from decay and maintains tooth strength. During regular dental visits, we paint a concentrated fluoride varnish directly onto tooth/teeth surfaces that need protection. Fluoride is beneficial throughout a child’s life, and it is an important part of healthy dental hygiene.
Cavities & Fillings
The most basic form of tooth decay is cavities, especially for toddlers and children. A cavity develops plaque builds up and eats at the tooth enamel. This creates a hole in the tooth called a cavity. Sometimes cavities are hard to prevent, but proper dental hygiene, a healthy diet, and biannual dental cleanings are the best defense. When a cavity is found, the dentist removes the decay and fills in the hole with a filling.
Dental sealants protect teeth against harmful bacteria and tooth decay. Even with excellent oral hygiene, the grooves on the surfaces of molars are vulnerable to collections of food and bacteria that can potentially lead to decay. Dental sealants give teeth an extra layer of protection, and they are an important part of preventative oral care.
Dental crowns are placed on top of damaged teeth that need to be restored to their correct size and shape. Sometimes a filling is not enough to restore a tooth that is decayed or compromised. In this circumstance, dental crowns are needed. A dental crown is applied in one appointment using some form of anesthetic.
There are times when a tooth needs to be extracted. These cases include when a tooth is extensively damaged or decayed, when a baby tooth needs help coming out, and when additional room is needed in the mouth in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
Dental Sedation Options
In every dental procedure and at every visit, we want to minimize potential distress to keep kids calm and comfortable. We use dental sedation to make procedures as easy as possible for kids. Select locations provide dental sedation options, and a referral is required.
Chipped Tooth Care
Teeth can accidentally chip or break during play. Thankfully, we have ways to fix chips and breaks! Contact your dentist immediately if your child has a broken tooth. During the emergency visit, the dentist will examine the child’s mouth. Sometimes, the tooth fragment can be reattached. If you are able to locate the chipped tooth fragment, put it in a bag with water or saline and bring it to the dentist's office. If the tooth fragment can’t be found, there are additional ways to repair the tooth.
We look forward to being your kid's dentist Lakewood!
Good news families! Medicaid and most dental insurance plans cover two dental cleanings and checkups per year. Regular dental checkups are important for maintaining oral health. Book an appointment with us for your child today!
We want your child’s future to be clear!
Regular eye exams are an essential way to prepare babies, kids, and teens for educational, social, and developmental success. Vision issues can impact the way a child interacts with school, sports, their peers, and daily activities. A vision check-up is a great way to make sure your child is prepared for success.
If your child has a hard time focusing on things far far away, they may have Myopia. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive disorder that makes it difficult to see objects in the distance, but it is easy to see things up close. The symptoms can include:
Blurred vision when looking at objects at a distance
Eye fatigue when looking at objects far away
In addition to causing physical issues, nearsightedness can also impact a child’s safety and performance in school. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery can be used to fix nearsightedness. Take your child to routine eye exams to detect potential issues and help them stay healthy.
Are things too close for comfort? If so, then your child may have Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness. Hyperopia is a common condition that makes objects far away easier to see than objects up close. With farsightedness, the light rays in the eyes focus behind the surface of the retina instead of directly on the retina, which makes close-up objects blurry. The symptoms may include:
Trouble focusing on things close by
Headaches when performing tasks close-up
Farsightedness can impact self-esteem and educational capabilities. Thankfully it is easy to correct with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Take your kid for a vision exam to make sure they are prepared for success!
Astigmatism is a common condition that causes objects both near and far to appear blurry. With astigmatism, your eye isn’t able to focus because it is not completely round. In kids, astigmatism can be difficult to diagnose because they perceive the blurriness as normal. The symptoms include:
Like other common eye issues, astigmatism can impact safety and school performance. Thankfully it can be treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Make an appointment for an eye exam to make sure your child’s eyes are healthy and their vision is clear!
A lazy or wandering eye is called Amblyopia. In amblyopia, one eye underperforms because it does not properly reflect light. When a child has a lazy eye, their body follows the direction of the normally performing eye which can impact their ability to perceive depth. Symptoms may include:
Issues with depth perception
Frequently squinting or shutting one eye
Tilting head to focus
Early detection is important for the most effective and simple treatment. To set your child up for success, schedule a routine eye exam today!
Cross eyes, or strabismus, is a common eye condition in which the eyes are not always aligned. With strabismus, the eyes look in different directions because the eye muscles are out of sync. If left unaddressed, strabismus can lead to a lazy eye or cause other types of vision problems. There are a few different treatment options, and your provider can find the best one for you.
For many parents, it is a struggle to get their children to wear eyeglasses. We carry over 350 Medicaid-approved frames to ensure your child can find the perfect pair to suit their age, size, fashion, and lifestyle. We want every child to feel cool, confident, and comfortable when wearing eyeglasses!
We don’t want any child to struggle with learning challenges that are caused by undetected vision problems. If your child is experiencing vision issues, we can help. We accept Medicaid and most insurance plans so that your child can have regular vision check-ups and glasses at little or no cost to you.
Orthodontic braces are beneficial because they correct jaw alignment and teeth spacing. The benefits of braces can increase your child or teen’s confidence and self-esteem, in addition to improving many aspects of dental health, including:
Improve ability to chew food
Alleviate speech impairment
Make brushing, cleaning, and flossing teeth easier
Reduce the risk of cavities and periodontal disease
Reduce the occurrence of grinding and chipping teeth
Reduce the risk of injury from protruding teeth
For many people, braces are an important part of oral health!
Finding the Right Braces
There are several different types of braces that are commonly used today. It is important to choose the right type of braces based on your treatment plan, cost, and desired appearance. We can help you decide!
Traditional Metal Braces are the most common type of braces. They are affordable and highly effective. Metal braces are easy to accurately adjust during monthly visits, and kids and teens get to choose fun elastic band colors!
Ceramic or Porcelain Braces are similar to metal braces, but the brackets and wires are designed to blend in with your kid or teen’s teeth. These braces are more expensive than metal braces, and they require dedicated, regular cleaning to prevent discoloration. If you want your braces to be less noticeable, ceramic or porcelain braces are a great option.
Removable Aligners have become increasingly popular. Removable aligners are transparent trays that rest on top of teeth and need to be removed for meal times and other activities. Removable aligners are more expensive than metal braces, and the treatment requires a level of personal responsibility. Not every kid is up to the task! Removable aligners are not designed to correct significant bite problems, but if you are looking for a less noticeable way to correct alignment issues, this solution may be the right treatment option for you.
Medicaid and many other insurance plans acknowledge the importance of braces for oral health and may cover the full cost of orthodontic treatment. If you have Medicaid, your child needs an orthodontic evaluation to determine whether or not the treatment is covered. If you have private insurance, you can learn about your orthodontic coverage options by contacting your insurance provider.
If you do not have insurance coverage, we offer multiple affordable payment plans. Our orthodontic care coordinators can review these options and assist you in determining a plan that works for your family.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children are screened by age seven. By age seven, it will be clear if a child has any jaw alignment problems, overcrowding, overbite or underbite, crossbite, or other orthodontic issues that may impact their mouth. It is important to receive an orthodontic evaluation early so that we can quickly determine if braces are needed, and if so, choose the best treatment plan.
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