Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentist in Phoenix, AZ

Pediatric Dentist in Phoenix, AZ

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Cleaning Station - Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry

Welcome to Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry

Our mission is to provide each patient with the highest quality dental care while maintaining a nurturing and patient-centered environment.

Our vision at Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry is to create a nurturing environment where every child feels valued, empowered, and confident in their dental health. We strive to provide exceptional care through our gentle, compassionate approach, and innovative techniques. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and motivate children and their families to prioritize their dental health, and to make every visit to our practice a positive and enjoyable experience. Our ultimate goal is to instill a lifelong love for oral health and wellness in every child we have the privilege to serve.

About Us

Welcome to Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry, Phoenix, Arizona’s premier pediatric dental provider! Our team is dedicated to providing quality and comprehensive care for infants, children, teens, and special needs patients. We strive to create a safe and fun environment that encourages positive dental habits throughout your child’s life.

When we come into the office each day, we want to give our patients the best care possible while creating lasting and meaningful relationships with them. We strive to make each dental visit positive so that they have the best experience possible.

Founder and leading Pediatric Dentist Dr. Henry Martinez, DMD, opened Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry in May 2022 with a vision of creating an enjoyable dental experience for patients and parents alike.

We believe that a lifetime of good oral health begins with early preventive care and education.

We specialize in all aspects of pediatric dentistry, including:

  • Routine exams
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Preventative treatments such as silver diamine fluoride and sealants
  • Restorative treatments such as fillings, extractions, and crowns
  • Sedation dentistry: Nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, and hospital dentistry
  • Frenectomies
  • Emergency dental care
  • Hospital dentistry at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Meet The Team

Best Pediatric Dentist in Phoenix, AZ

Dr.Martinez

Dr. Martinez is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  He has also obtained fellowship in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Martinez currently serves on staff at Chandler Regional Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  He is also a clinical director for the Special Smiles program within the Special Olympics of Arizona.

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Kayla

Kayla is from Oregon and moved to Arizona to start her career in Dental Assisting 4 years ago. Kayla started her dental career working in endodontics, before finding a love for Pediatric Dentistry. Kayla is great with children and goes above and beyond, making sure her patients are comfortable and relaxed. On the weekends Kayla and her husband enjoy playing disc golf and taking their two dogs to the park.

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Christina

Christina was born and raised in Southern Oregon and recently moved to Arizona with her husband. She has enjoyed working in the dental field for the past 6 years, which includes working in oral surgery, orthodontics, and general dentistry. Christina is passionate about working with children and is excited to be apart of the team here at Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry. Christina has a bachelor’s degree with a marketing emphasis from Simpson University, where she also played on their golf team. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family and golden retriever!

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Jasmine

Jasmine started her dental career six years ago in general dentistry. She is excited to now be working in pediatric dentistry. She loves working with children and loves to provide a fun and positive environment! When you can’t find Jasmine at work, you can probably find her at Disneyland with her boyfriend or lounging on the beach! She is very knowledgeable on Disney and enjoys talking Disney with all her patients!

What Our Patient's Say About Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry

We strongly believe in the importance of early education and dental hygiene. Our practice fosters a positive and safe dental experience to help children develop proper oral care habits from a young age. We take the time to build trust and establish a rapport with each child, helping to create lasting, positive memories of their dental visits.

Financial/Insurance

We work with the following insurance companies and provide direct billing to: 

  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carrington
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Dentamax
  • Geha
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Lincoln Financial PPO
  • Metlife
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Sunlife
  • UHC PPO
  • United Concordia
  • ACCCHS/Medicaid
  • MercyCare
  • UHC 
  • Dentaquest
  • Health Choice
  • Envolve-AZ Complete Health

We also offer other payment options, including Care Credit, an in-house membership plan, and a discount plan. For more information, please speak with our payment and insurance coordinator.

Pediatric Dentist Phoenix AZ

Join us at Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry and experience the difference in our patient-focused care. Our team of experts is eager to help your child achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles!

If you are searching for a pediatric dentist near me, contact Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry to see why we are the best kids dentist in Phoenix. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 935-7427 or complete the online booking form.  

Your child’s smile is our priority!

Giving Back

Comfort

At Big Apple Pediatric Dentistry, we are passionate about giving back to our community. For every new patient that enters our office, we make a donation to the MinMin Bear Foundation, providing teddy bears to children undergoing treatment for kidney disease.

Providing patients with comfort is one of the most important jobs we have here at the foundation, and our mascots, the MinMinBears, take this assignment very seriously. Our goal is to provide a sense of peace for the patient and their family during any part of their journey.  Whether it’s a hospital stay, medical procedure, doctor’s appointment,  or anything in between, our MinMinBears are ready to bring solace, empathy, and support. 

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Office tour

Our goal in designing this space was to make kids of all ages feel welcome. The theme of our office is New York City and features a fun, colorful design throughout the space. In addition to the fun look of our office, we also have amenities to make visiting the dentist more enjoyable for children.

🍎A good first experience is very important to us, so we have an infant room designed for our youngest patients. This space is designed to make the child feel calm and relaxed, away from the sounds of the dentist’s office. In this space, the child can play and explore while we talk with the parents about their child’s dental health. 

🍎Our lobby area has children’s books about going to the dentist, such as Clifford Goes to the Dentist and Bluey Goes to the Dentist, so parents can prepare their child for their visit. Additionally, we are the only pediatric dental office in Arizona with a little toilet and sink in the patient bathroom for our littlest patients to use.

🍎We also have TV screens above each dental chair so children can watch their favorite movie while getting their teeth cleaned and examined. We offer kid-friendly toothpaste flavors and “vitamins” (fluoride varnish) that kids can choose from.

🍎After every visit, older children receive a coin they can use to pick out a prize from our treasure tower, and infants get a special tube toy to play with.