We are dedicated to offering the highest quality pediatric dental care available in a friendly atmosphere.

Our experienced, devoted, compassionate staff will do everything possible to ensure

that you and your child’s visit is fun, gentle and informative.

MEET DR. ARMANAZI

Dr. Yasser Armanazi is a specialist in pediatric dentistry and Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (in fact, Dr. Armanazi is the only Board Certified Dentist in the Lake County, Geauga and Ashtabula areas. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry. Patients and parents of the practice commonly refer to Dr. Armanazi as “Dr. A.”

 

Dr. Armanazi received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine. His postgraduate education and training in pediatric dentistry was completed at the University of Tennessee. This two-year residency included training in the management of different aspects of the dental needs of children. Additionally, after completing his pediatric residency, he continued to The Ohio State University, Children’s Hospital and spent one year in an advanced fellowship emphasizing behavioral management techniques and hospital dentistry for children. During his fellowship he served as an instructor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Ohio State University Dental School.

 

Dr. Armanazi was formerly the Clinic Director at Case Dental School. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and teaches in the graduate programs  at Case Dental School and Rainbow's Children's Hospital. He is also on the medical staff at Hillcrest Hospital (Cleveland Clinic Foundation). He has over 20 years of teaching and practice experience in the pediatric dental field.

 

Dr. Armanazi  previously served on the Editorial Board of two peer reviewed pediatric journals—“Pediatric Dentistry” and “Dentistry for Children”.  He has co-authored several pediatric dental and medical textbooks and has numerous publications.

 

He is currently a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Ohio Dental Association. Dr. Armanazi twice served as President of the Northeast Ohio Dental Society. He has also served as Member-At-Large on The Council for Dental Care Programs and Practices of The Ohio Dental Association.

 

Dr. Armanazi and his wife, Rawa, have three children, Ayah, Massa & Sammy.  Dr. A enjoys being home with his family. His interests include reading books, hiking, and going to the zoo!

WE ARE AVAILABLE

Monday 9-5

Tuesday 9- 5:30

Wednesday  9 -5:30

Thursday  9 - 5:30

Friday 9- 5:30

Saturday & Sunday Closed

 

We are available any time for dental emergencies. In the event of a dental emergency, please call 440-266-5437 and follow the instructions on our voice mail.

OUR OFFICE PHOTOS

POLICIES

Scheduling Appointments

Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available.  Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for their comfort.  School aged children for routine visits can be scheduled throughout the day.  Most treatment appointments will be scheduled in the morning.  Our afternoon appointments are for routine visits and older children requiring minor dental treatment.

 

Finances

Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided.  Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget, while providing your child with the best possible care.  We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. We also offer payment arrangements and financing through Care Credit.  Please call our office to obtain more information.

 

Dental Insurance

Our office is happy to file your insurance for you.  We will make every effort to assure you receive maximum benefits.  However, your insurance may not cover our fees completely.

 

By law, your insurance company is required to pay each claim within 30 days of receipt.  We file all insurance claims electronically so that your insurance company will receive each claim within days of treatment.  You are responsible for any balance on your account after 30 days, whether the insurance has paid or not.  We will gladly refund any credit balance once your insurance has paid.

 

Dental insurance is a contract between you, your employer, and the insurance company.  We are not a party to that contract.  Dental insurance is not meant to cover all fees.  It is meant to be an aid to your investment in your child's dental healthcare.  Most plans cover about 40-50% of average fees.  Some plans pay more, some less.

 

Usual, Customary, or Reasonable Fees (UCR) is a term used by insurance carriers which is an amount the insurance company chooses to pay for each procedure.  It is not based on the average charge of practicing specialists in the area.  It is merely an allowable amount they will reimburse.

 

Please do not hesitate to ask about our financial policy.  We want you to be comfortable in dealing with these matters.  If you have any questions regarding your insurance, we ask that you contact your company regarding specifics and details of your plan.

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OUR MURALS

Shores of the Amazon River Room Mural

Under the Amazon River Hallway

Jungle Riiver Hallway Mural

Our 1000 Sq Ft Waiting Room

OUR GOAL

OUR MISSION

Your child’s first dental visit is easier than you think. Our office and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday.

 

Dr. Armanazi and his team will create an environment that will make your child’s visit very positive and enjoyable. We will begin by reviewing your child’s health history. We will also discuss in detail any specific concerns you may have about your child’s oral health. Depending on how well the appointment is going, we may attempt  to –  as we call it “Shine the teeth with our tooth tickler.“  We will conclude the appointment with a thorough exam, oral hygiene instructions such as proper tooth brushing techniques, tooth paste use, flossing & diet considerations.

 

We want the first visit to be an introduction to the dental office and want it to be very positive for you child.

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FIRST PEDIATRIC DENTAL VISIT

  • What should I bring on my first visit?

    On your first visit to our office, please bring your insurance card  and our completed First Visit Questionnaire.

     

    Your insurance determines your deductible and co-payment.

    Any amount not covered by your insurance will be due that day.

  • What can I expect to pay for my child’s visit?

    We would be happy to discuss fees and insurance with parents prior to the first visit in our office.  Our receptionist will discuss this with you, and answer any questions you may have prior to making your first appointment.

  • My child is nervous in the dental office. How can you help?

    It is quite normal for children to be anxious about their first visit to the dentist.  Pediatric dentists have special training in helping anxious children feel secure during treatment. Also, pediatric dental offices are designed to make children feel comfortable. Even though kids may not like having their teeth cleaned or examined, there is a good chance they will be able to watch their favorite television show or movie on a nearby monitor. Team members choose to work in our pediatric dental practice because they enjoy working with children. 

  • My child has special needs. Can you help us?

    Specialists in pediatric dentistry have training in the care of children with special needs.  Our appointments and treatment are catered to the specific needs of each child.

     

    Dr. Armanazi has had extensive experience in dealing with a wide variety of children with special needs through his education and experience at several children’s hospitals and in our clinical practice.  Our office is designed to be accessible to children with special needs.

  • We have several children and scheduling is important to us.

    Do you run on time, and will you see all my children at once?

    Seeing several children in one family at the same time is never a problem for our staff.  We know that our parents have busy schedules, and we do our best to stay on schedule at all times.

The Kids Say...

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

A Pediatric Dentist like Dr. Armanazi is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised.

 

What is a Board Certified
Pediatric Dentist?

When a Pediatric Dentist is Board Certified it means that the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry or ABPD certifies that the dental care being provided is based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a Pediatric Dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to the delivery of quality patient care.

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8346 Mentor Avenue

Mentor, OH 44060

WE ARE AVAILABLE

Monday 9-5

Tuesday 9- 5:30

Wednesday  9 -5:30

Thursday  9 - 5:30

Friday 9- 5:30

Saturday & Sunday Closed

 

We are available any time for dental emergencies. In the event of a dental emergency,

 please call 440-266-5437 and follow the instructions on our voice mail.

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LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!

We are dedicated to offering the highest quality pediatric dental care available in a friendly atmosphere.  Our experienced, devoted, compassionate staff will do everything possible to ensure that you and your child’s visit is fun, gentle and informative.

 

Our goal is to create a relaxing atmosphere for the children as well as the parents during the entire dental visit. We form relationships that last an entire childhood. We will get your children excited about properly caring for their smiles and keeping their teeth cavity free.

 

Our office is completely designed for kids. Every room has a different theme (jungle, ocean, beach, space, Amazon,... etc.) We have a TV mounted above every chair so your child can watch one of their favorite animated movies.

 

Our office is fully computerized and we utilize digital radiography for all x-rays.

 

Schedule your visit today and find out why parents and children love coming back to see Dr. Armanazi!  We are excited to welcome you as part of our “Jungle of Smiles.”

Our goal is to create a relaxing atmosphere for the children as well as the parents during the entire dental visit. We form relationships that last an entire childhood. We will get your children excited about properly caring for their smiles and keeping their teeth cavity free.

 

Our office is completely designed for kids. Every room has a different theme (jungle, ocean, beach, space, Amazon,... etc.) We have a TV mounted above every chair so your child can watch one of their favorite animated movies.

 

Our office is fully computerized and we utilize digital radiography for all x-rays.

 

Schedule your visit today and find out why parents and children love coming back to see Dr. Armanazi!  We are excited to welcome you as part of our “Jungle of Smiles.”

 

440.266.KIDS (5437)

8346 Mentor Avenue

Mentor, Ohio 44060  map

Dr. Yasser Armanazi

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

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