Ronald Garza, DDS and Joseph Parker, DDS
For board certified pediatric specialists, Joseph Parker, DDS and Ronald Garza, DDS, dentistry is all about relationships. They love hearing from families who appreciate the personal nature of the care they receive at Just for Kids Forney. “We’ve kept the practice small, so we have time to connect with our patients and their families,”
Dr. Parker said. “Our staff has been with us for some time and are as dedicated to our patients as we are. Theirs are the friendly faces our families first see when they walk in the office; the voices they first hear when they call on the phone. It sounds cliché but our staff, our patients, Dr. Garza, and I are a family.”
From the moment you walk through the door at 215 South FM 548, you enter an environment that was designed with kids in mind. “We want the dentist to be a place kids want to visit,” Dr. Garza said. “We hear from parents all the time that their kids actually ask when they can come back to see us. That’s the way it should be.”
Dr. Garza has even had the privilege of treating young patients then watching them grow up and bring their own kids back to him. How’s that for an endorsement? As for Dr. Parker, having grown up in Forney himself, he’s treating the children of former classmates and neighbors and loves knowing Just for Kids Forney offers the people of his town an excellent option for pediatric dental care.
“Each child we treat is unique,” Dr. Garza said. “It’s important for us to slow down and take the time to get to know them, to talk about any concerns or fears they may have. The more we explain about what we’re doing and why, the less fearful dentistry is for them. Positive dental experiences in a safe, comfortable environment gives our patients a dental home throughout their childhood and teenage years and a lifelong positive impression of going to the dentist.”
Just for Kids Forney employs the latest technology to help make dentistry stress free including the Fotona Lightwalker Laser, which allow Drs. Parker and Garza to fill cavities without numbing. They also offer a full menu of sedation options, including IV and oral sedation in office, and general anesthesia at Children’s Medical Center. Upbeat colors and an ocean theme and kid-friendly extras like video games in the waiting room, movies and headphones in the operatory and occasional giveaways and raffles keep things fun for young patients. However, Drs. Garza and Parker realize no technology or raffle can take the place of a dentist who slows down and takes the time to connect with kids, who knows them by name when they walk through the door, and who makes going to the dentist a stress-free, fun experience.
Drs. Parker and Garza are both family men who are active in their church and community, including frequent visits to schools and health fairs to present dental education. They’re now accepting new patients at Just for Kids Forney where they also cater to special needs patients. Call (972) 564-2222 or visit JustForKidsForney.com to schedule an appointment.
215 South FM 548, Suite B
Forney, Texas 75126
By Meredith Knight
Photography by Bob Woodfin Photography