Office Policies

PoliciesWelcome to Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates! We are a local Sugar Land and Wharton, TX pediatric dentistry practice that specializes in both traditional pediatric dentistry and special needs pediatric dentistry. Our experienced, caring children’s dentists and their skilled staff provide excellent treatment to kids of all ages.


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Updated COVID-19 Office Policies


Hello Everyone,

I hope this letter finds you safe and healthy. We are happy to announce that Governor Abbott has allowed dental practices in the State of Texas to open as early as May 1st. I have decided to open Monday May 4th. However, as you can imagine, there will be changes.  Infection control has always been a top priority in dental practices. So be assured that the procedures we have always followed allow for your safety as well as our staff.  However, we will be enhancing our Personal Protective Equipment to go above and beyond and will follow the new guidelines that have been recommended by the CDC, ADA, TDA, AAPD the Texas State  Board of Dental Examiners.

Some of the New Changes you will see at your child’s next appointment:

  • First, we ask that all persons, except for those children under 10 please wear masks to the office.

  • Please limit your child’s companion to ONE parent. A Parent will be allowed in the treatment area if they feel it is necessary, but will be asked to remain 6 feet from the treatment area.

  • To avoid too many patients in the office at once, please WAIT in your car and come to the office AT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME. Screenings will be done at that time.

  • Temperatures will be taken and screenings done on everyone prior to entering the office. Anyone exhibiting symptoms are asked to reschedule their appointment.

  • ALL of our staff will be wearing additional PPE and will look a little different than what your child has been accustomed to. This will include face shields and hair coverings, which will be the biggest change. Please discuss this with your child and be assured that we still intend to make your child’s visit “FUN”!

  • Toys and magazines have been removed from the waiting area and we have limited seating to adhere to 6ft distancing.

  • The toy towers will be removed at this time. But, your child will still have the option to choose stickers. We are looking into other ways to distribute toys in a safe manner. Toothbrushes will be chosen by the Hygienist based on age appropriateness.

  • The rooms as always before, will be cleaned and sanitized between patients.

  • Please be patient with us as we maneuver through overloaded phone calls, scheduling and logistic changes.
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    We are truly excited and our team is ready to see you and your children!  Let’s be safe and adhere to the guidelines as we move forward with providing quality dentistry to your family!  We are looking forward to getting back and seeing everyone!


    Dr. Larry Caldwell
    Dr. Derek Steinbring
    and Staff


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    Regular Office Policies

    We have several policies that we request our patients and their guardians follow and be aware of:

    • The person accompanying the patient is responsible for the account, regardless of who carries the insurance on the patient.
    • We request that the person accompanying the child not leave the premises until the appointment is over.
    • A broken appointment is a loss to everyone. As a courtesy, please allow a 24-hour notice for any schedule changes.
    • Dr. Caldwell, as a courtesy, will accept and file your insurance for you. HOWEVER, WE ARE NOT A PARTICIPATING PROVIDER ON ANY DENTAL PLANS; THIS MEANS YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR FEE AND THE INSURANCE ALLOWABLE FEE.

    Our pediatric dentistry team is happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment during the following business hours:

    Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Premed appointments our doors open at 7:00 am
    Closed for lunch (daily): 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Contact Us Today!

    The team at Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates is dedicated to helping your children achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. To join our Sugar Land and Wharton, TX family and get your kids started on pediatric dentistry or special needs pediatric dentistry treatment, contact us today. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice!

    Larry Caldwell, DDS & Associates

    • Sugar Land Location - 15200 S.W. Freeway, Suite 320, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Phone: 281-565-5437
    • Wharton Location - 1016 Sunny Lane, Wharton, TX 77488 Phone: 281-565-5437 Fax: 281-565-6446

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