Our OfficeScheduling & Office Hours

Office Hours

Our office is open:

Monday through Thursday 
8:00am to 5:00pm

During busy times of the year, we sometimes have Friday office hours from 8am - 12pm. To schedule an appointment please call us at (239) 418-1444 or contact us through our website by clicking here.

Appointment Policy

Our office makes every attempt to work with your schedule as well as your child's school schedule when making their appointments. All Infants, toddlers, preschool age and special needs children should be seen in the morning when they are alert and more cooperative which makes their dental experience more enjoyable as well as allows us to work more slowly with them for their comfort.  It may be necessary that your school age child be seen in the morning for the same reason, especially if dental treatment is required. 

Your child’s scheduled appointment is reserved specifically for them. Our office utilizes an automated telephone reminder  system as well as text message reminders to confirm your appointment, but please do not depend on this courtesy. 

We strive to see all patients on time for their scheduled appointment and we make every effort to stay on schedule throughout the day.  Additionally, there are times when our schedule is delayed in order to accommodate an injured child or an emergency. Please accept our apology in advance should this occur during your child’s appointment. We will provide you the same courtesy if your child is in need of emergency treatment.

Do you allow parents back for treatment?

Parents are welcome to come back with their child during all new patient visits and subsequent cleaning visits. For treatment visits (fillings, extractions, etc), Dr. Favalli recommends parents and other caregivers remain in the reception area. If it is important to you, however, we will let one adult accompany your child into the treatment room.

Experience has shown that children tend to do better when their attention can be focused in one direction. Part of the goal is to give children the confidence that they can "do it on their own."

There's nothing better than seeing a proud child leaving after treatment, eager to tell mom or dad how great they did! In preparation for your child's visit, we ask that you avoid words like "drill", "needle", or anything similar that may scare a child. Dr. Favalli and his team will present things in a more child-friendly manner.

Cancellations

Occasionally, children's illnesses or other unexpected emergencies make it necessary to cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours of notice. Please contact our office immediately and we will do our best to accommodate your situation.