Welcome, Parents!


Looking for the best pediatric dentist for your child? You’ve come to the right place. Dr. Lemna provides the highest quality care in a fun, friendly setting. And guess what? Many of our patients ask, “When can I come back?” Imagine that! Dr. Lemna Pediatric Dentistry—where healthy comes with a big dose of happy.

Your child’s teeth from birth to adulthood

Your child’s teeth and jaw will undergo many changes from the time they’re born until they reach full maturity as adults. Here’s a look at the stages of dental development.

Infant/toddler:

Babies are born with 20 primary teeth situated just under their gums. These teeth, like adult chompers, vary in shape, size, and location. Their differences all work together for a purpose — to help kids chew comfortably, speak clearly, and smile happily. They also help form and shape the mouth, jaw, and face.

Baby teeth begin to erupt at around 6 months of age and sprout over the next few years until all 20 (10 upper and 10 lower) have made an appearance. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends children start going to the dentist by age 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth.

Young children:

Most often, children will begin to lose their primary teeth around age 6, but it can happen any time between the ages of 4 and 7.

Typically, the first baby teeth to fall out are the two bottom followed by the two top front teeth. These are called the lower and upper central incisors. Usually the lateral incisors, first molars, canines, and second molars follow. Expect your child to lose their baby molars between ages 10 to 12.

Teens:

Adult molars emerge around age 13. By age 21, your adult child should have a full set of 32 permanent teeth. That’s 12 more than they were born with — 6 additional teeth on the upper jaw, and 6 more on the lower jaw. Four of those new choppers are the wisdom teeth, which usually erupt between ages 17 and 21.

Before Your First Visit:

To save you time on your visit, you can view several forms and fill them out in advance. That allows us to get to your child’s dental exam quickly.

We’ve got you covered. We accept most dental insurance. Contact us to schedule an appointment and to ensure that we accept your plan. We can also work with you on making payments to cover your child’s treatment.

We may call or contact you before your scheduled visit for a verbal confirmation or to help you reschedule if needed. To cancel your appointment, please contact or call us within 24 hours.

Financing Options and Insurance Providers

We are happy to file all insurance claims as a courtesy to you. All insurance claims are submitted on the date of service. All that we require is a copy of your dental insurance card, which should show the address of where to submit the claim.

Please bring your insurance information with you to your first visit so that we can expedite reimbursement. We will also need the name, date of birth, social security number and employer of the person who carries the insurance. If we do not have all of this information we will be unable to file the insurance claim for you.

After your insurance has paid us, we will send you a statement showing what amount your insurance company paid on your claim, and the balance which will then be due from you.

For our patients who do not have dental insurance, we offer convenient payment methods of cash, check or Visa/MasterCard/Discover. We are also pleased to offer Care Credit to our patients. This is a unique plan which allows special financing, including some interest free financing, to those who are interested.

We are proud members of the Delta Dental Premier Plan, and also accept most insurance companies, including Hoosier Health Wise/Medicaid.

Our office will make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this, we work with you to maximize your dental benefit reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions regarding your account, please contact us at Dr. Lemna Pediatric Dentistry Phone NumberPhone: (765) 288-8812.

Accepted Insurance

  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Hoosier Health Wise/Medicaid

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FAQ

  • I want to video-record the procedure. May I?

    To comply with Federal HIPAA regulations, we do not allow the use of cell phones or recording devices in the clinical area of our offices.

  • How long is a typical visit?

    A dental cleaning typically takes about 30 minutes, but may be longer or shorter based on the patient's age, behavior, and hygiene. Appliances such as braces can also lengthen the amount of time for the appointment. Other types of appointments may be longer or shorter, depending on what treatment is being completed. We work on kid time and never want to rush a patient into compliance.

  • Can I get a medical note for my child’s absence from school?

    Yes, we are happy to provide a school note for the day a patient is seen in our office. Procedures completed in our offices generally do not require extended absences from school.

  • What do I do if I have an emergency while the office is closed?

    Dr. Lemna is available after hours in the case of a true dental emergency. Please call 765-281-2800 and ask the operator to page Dr. Lemna. He will return your call as soon as possible.

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