HOURS // Monday – Friday 8 – 5 // Saturday 8 – 12
The SmileKidz Team puts your family’s needs first.
- We offer Saturday appointments.
- We allow parents to accompany their child through the entire appointment; whether it’s for a routine cleaning or a filling.
- We’re on call 24/7 for dental emergencies, because we know life happens regardless of the hour.
Our goal is to provide excellent dental care while creating an environment that your child will enjoy. Our patients don’t just tolerate their dental appointments – they look forward to them! From infancy through adolescence, we build a relationship with your child that is based on trust, communication, and having fun.
Drs. Appelbaum, Dill, Varble, and Wong are certified pediatric dentists, and provide their specialty care from two offices: one in St. Charles, and one in Creve Coeur.
PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY NEEDS A TEAM OF HEROES!
Highly satisfied with the whole office staff. We saw Dr. Wong and he was amazing with all the kids. Even the reluctant ones were at peace and wanted to go back! My 6-year-old had lots of dental work done, including root canals and fillings. Dr. Wong went out of his way to make him feel peaceful and even had him laughing. He was awesome at connecting with him and did an exceptional job with all the dental work. Will definitely be coming back in the future and would very much recommend this group to anyone with young kids!
Today was my 5-year-old's first appointment and he was very scared. Dr. Appelbaum and his staff were so sweet, kind, and patient with him. They explained step by step what they would be doing and showed him the instruments one by one. By the time his appointment was over he didn’t want to leave. He said he 'loves the dentist and can’t wait to come back'.
Our appointment went very well. My two-year-old was very comfortable and has been talking about her positive experience since we had our appointment. There was plenty to do and see to keep her busy while we waited, and everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Everyone in the office was kind, welcoming and knowledgeable. The hygienists were patient and gentle with my kids. Dr. Varble was also kind and encouraging to the kids and laid out a plan of action for future treatments well. I am so, so thankful we found this practice. It is amazing. I have a child who had a lot of anxiety in the past with dental visits, but he did not hesitate or cry or hardly even flinch the whole visit. Amazing. We look forward to working with this practice for years to come!
Our kids always look forward to going to the dentist! This was a regular 6-month checkup for an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old. It was easy to get through to schedule the appointments. The reminders are great – email, text, phone call, whatever you prefer. Our appointments were on-time, the staff was very friendly and they put our kids’ concerns at ease. You can tell the staff truly loves to work with children and a lot of thought has been put into making the trip to the dentist one they look forward to. Our kids know they get to pick something out of the “treasure box” and take home some coloring pages when they’re good listeners for the staff. Our kids really like going to the dentist!
I am thankful today that Dr. Dill has set in place a plan for dental repairs/ resolution for each of our children, and seasoned their experiences with lighthearted comments and humor. I sincerely appreciate the professionalism and kindness during our experience, and look forward to continued efforts for dental solutions. We had utilized Dr. Leavitt in past years for our oldest three children, and when our eldest was home from college for Christmas, she implored that I take the younger siblings to your office because of her memory of such positive experiences there!
I really cannot say enough good things about all of the staff members in this practice. Everyone was patient, understanding and great with the youngest member of our family on her first time visit. In addition, both the hygienists and the dentist (we see Dr. Varble) were very knowledgeable and gave us helpful, yet practical tips to keep our kids' teeth healthy. I’m so glad we found them!
My daughter does not like dental appointments, but she really likes her dentist (Dr. Dill). She’s seen him for cavities and routine checkups and won’t see anyone else. He’s also great at taking time to talk with parents about current and upcoming issues. Mother and child would both recommend him!
Dr. Appelbaum just knows how to be a great dentist, a child advocate and a wonderful support for the children. I cannot imagine a better dentist for any child. His philosophy flows to his staff who know how to be strong and yet supportive about their roles. And they have really helped my daughter get over most, if not all, of her fears. Thank you guys.