We are updating our collection policies beginning on August 1st, 2023.
We will now be collecting at the time of the appointment for all appointments with procedures such as cavity treatment, crowns, extractions, etc. Any previous balance on the account is also due at the time of service.
We will not be seeing your child if this balance is not paid.
Pre-estimates are sent for most procedures like these and will be emailed to the patient’s guardian or given on the day of. Most can be viewed on insurance websites as well. If a pre-estimate is not received, an estimate based on your insurance’s benefits and coverage will be given. If the insurance pays differently from estimated, we can issue a refund check or we will send an additional bill for the remaining cost.
Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your patiencein our time of change.
We've revamped our messaging and communications program and added new features!
Some new and updated features:
Two-way texting: You can now contact us through text! (This only applies to existing patients.) With easier and faster communication- scheduling, rescheduling, and cancelling has never been better!
It's about to get even better when you use our all new online scheduler! Head over to our new page 'Booking an Appointment' to see it in action. Be sure to look over the page before scheduling.
We now also have cool new automatic messaging that sends reminders, reviews, and recalls! Don't worry, if we're bothering you too much, you can always opt-out of messaging. You'll be missing out on birthday wishes though!
If you need to update your information, all you need to do is fill out some really easy digital forms and they will automatically update in our system. This includes everything from phone number and address to new insurance information to any medical changes. Please let us know and we can send the forms over.
With all great changes there are growing pains. If you notice anything weird or wrong with our new communication system, please don't hesitate to let us know!
Welcome to Children's Dentistry of Lake County!
For over 40 years, Children's Dentistry has served the Gurnee and Waukegan areas. Dr. Christine Lee joined Dr. Lee Bomgaars' practice in 1996 and became owner in 2003. She is a pediatric dentist certified by the Illinois State Board of Dentistry. Dr. Christine is committed to making your child's smile healthy.
Your child's dental health is our only specialty. We treat infants through adolescents and make every effort to provide a positive experience in a fun, comfortable and compassionate atmosphere. We feel it is important to teach children the proper skills to maintain good oral health and prevent unnecessary decay and dental treatment.
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.Bridges are sometimes referred ...
Teeth that are badly stained, shaped, or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or that are chipped, ...
Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for adults and teenagers.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your ...
The Importance of Preventive Care: Maintaining Good Oral Health
Preventative dental care is a significant part of overall dental health, but it's often an afterthought. Our dedicated dentist sees many patients who don’t keep up with consistent preventative oral care and then must fix the problems ...
Frequently asked questions: dental fillings
Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material that matches tooth color? If my tooth doesn't hurt and my filling is still in ...
Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw.
Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...
You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner.
You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team.
You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, ...
Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun.
The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these ...
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...
Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health?
This section is dedicated ...
Whether your child needs their first tooth extraction, or an annual check-up, we're here to help. All you need to do is give us a call at (847) 662-7755 to schedule an appointment and we'll get your child in as soon as possible. You can also schedule an appointment online under our 'booking an appointment' page. Please read the page before scheduling. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact us online with our contact form.