The Top Pediatric Dentist in Coeur d’Alene & Sandpoint, ID
At Pediatric Dental Center of North Idaho, we always provide children with the best dental care in the area! Our team focuses on preventative dentistry, meaning we teach children to brush, floss and have a healthy diet to reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease or other dental issues. We begin seeing children as early as one year old, and we encourage parents to bring their kids as early as possible to start them on the track to great oral health!
Meet Our Doctor
Dr. John R. Ukich
Dr. John R. Ukich was brought up right here in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Dr. John went to Wheaton College for his undergraduate degree, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Biblical Studies. He completed his dental school education at Marquette University School of Dentistry where he graduated with honors in the treatment of children with special needs. Dr. John then spent two years in a Pediatric Residency at the Children’s Hospital of WI, and upon completion moved back to Coeur d’Alene and joined his father and team at the Pediatric Dental Center.
Dr. John stays very active in organized dentistry, serving as President in 2006 of the Idaho Panhandle Dental Society, President of the Idaho Academy of Pediatric Dentistry from 2008 – 2013 and President of the Western Society of Pediatric Dentists 2012-2014. Dr. John has been married for over 10 years and has twin boys that are 8 years old. He enjoys spending time with his family here in the Pacific Northwest and is actively involved in bike racing, triathlons (including Ironman 2005), tennis and snow skiing.
• 2yr Residency in Pediatric Dentistry
• Diplomat of ABPD
• Fellow of the American College of Dentists
• Spokane Dental Society
• Cleft Palate Review Board
• Head Start Advisory Board
• Voted Top Pediatric Dentist Honors in North Idaho for 10 years running
• Voted Top Doctor in the honor’s edition of Who’s Who in Medicine
• Nominated to the American College of Dentists
Orthodontic Appliances for Less
At Pediatric Dental Center of North Idaho, our expert team can provide your children with the precision appliances they need for beautiful, straight teeth. We custom-make our orthodontic appliances at our Coeur d’Alene office, which means you get significant savings!
Products We Offer
• Sonicare Toothbrushes • Bleaching Products • Nightguards • Sports Mouthguards • Prescription Fluorides • FREE Brochures & Important Info
As part of our mission to use the latest technology for excellent dental care, we use the Waterlase MD, a safe and effective laser that combines water and energy to perform a wide range of procedures. This minimally invasive laser removes the need for needles, numbness, heat, vibration, or pressure, creating a comfortable experience. The need for local anesthesia is reduced, and kids can even eat right after the procedure is over! We will work with you to determine if laser dentistry is right for your child.
Digital x-rays allow us to discover dental issues that can’t be seen during a visual exam. For example, we can use them to track tooth development and decay. We are able to send x-ray images electronically to a computer, where we can view, store, send or print them. As a result of digital x-rays, we get higher quality images, much less exposure to radiation, and a more comfortable experience for the patient.
Our State-of-the-Art Facility
Our team is proud to offer the most sophisticated dental instruments, in-house laboratory products and advanced fabrication equipment, such as laser technology, digital x-rays and mercury-free fillings.
All of our patients are placed on a recall program customized to their needs. Children with more significant dental problems will need to seen more frequently. Most patients will be seen every six months.
Financial Policy & Dental Insurance
To keep our prices affordable, we request payment at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex). A 10% discount is offered for payment with cash or check, and 5% for credit or debit cards without insurance. The parent that brings the child to the office is responsible for all charges, as we cannot send statements to other people. We accept most dental insurance and can help you maximize your insurance benefits. We can pre-authorize treatment plans and prepare and file your claim.
We do ask that you pay your deductible, co-payment and non-covered portions at the time of the visit. If your insurance company doesn’t pay our office, you are responsible for the balance. After 90 days, interest will accumulate.
Current patients can call the office during normal working hours and will be seen on an as-needed basis. Urgent emergencies will always be taken on the same day. Patients not enrolled with us will be seen on a space-available basis that day. After working hours, a recorded message at our office numbers will tell patients how to contact the doctors. If you cannot reach the doctors, urgent emergency patients can call the Kootenai Medical Center Emergency Room at 208-666-3000.