Partnering with Parents to Create a Lifetime of Healthy Dental Habits

Meet Dr. Randy

Dr. Randy received his DMD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1996. He then completed his two-year residency training in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Dr. Randy believes that good oral health is an important part of your child’s total health care. To help your child stay healthy, we work with pediatricians, specialty medical doctors, and other dental specialists. We believe that all children are best served through this team approach.

We love working with kids.

Our Pediatric Dental Office

office photos

Our goal is to not only assist parents in establishing good habits but to help children ENJOY their dental care! Providing specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a “child-friendly” environment.

 

As a pediatric dentist office, we focus on preventive care to help each child grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Serving infants, children, and teens in Mount Pleasant, Charleston, and Daniel Island, SC.

Our Goal

our Team

Your child's visit will be a great experience because of our friendly and experienced team.

click to meet our team members

 

 

 

 

We are available

Monday 8-5

Tuesday 7:30-5

Wednesday 8-5

Thursday 7:30-5

 

 

For after hours emergencies,

 please call 843.971.6221

and listen to our message.

 

our hours

Policies and Finances

 

 

 

 

 Our office will do its best to schedule appointments at your convenience. We find that young or anxious children have a better experience in the morning. At this time of day, children are well rested, refreshed, and more cooperative.

 

School-aged children can be scheduled throughout the day for routine visits. Sedation appointments are only scheduled in the morning. We would appreciate a 48 hour

cancellation notice.

 

 

 

 

Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided. This includes deductibles and

co-insurance. We accept cash, personal checks,

and most major credit cards.

 

We create an individualized treatment plan for all patients. Our treatment coordinator will review the recommended treatment and the estimation of your dental insurance reimbursement.

 

Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan that fits your timetable and budget and gives your child

the best possible care.

Our Policies

Finances

Click to Make a Payment

Patient Reward Hub

Family Guide to Mount Pleasant

We treat your child as if they were our own.

first visit

What You Can Expect

 

At Dr. Randy’s office we want the first visit for our patients and our parents to be informative and comfortable. We want you to feel welcome and relaxed from the moment you walk through our doors!

 

With seventeen years of experience, you can be reassured that you’re not just seeing a general dentist. Rather, our patients will be seen and treated by a board-certified Pediatric Specialist.

 

We also want to do our best in helping our patients and their parents feel prepared for their first visit. That’s why we offer a kids questionnaire they can fill out and bring with them so that Dr. Randy and his staff can get to know each of their patients better!

 

Before your first visit, if you would like to download the New Patient Forms and bring them with you at the time of your visit, you can do so by downloading the forms below. Or if you prefer, we can mail the forms to you as well!

 

What Your Children Can Expect

 

We like to see our patients for their initial visit when the first tooth has become visible above the gums, or by their first birthday. Dr. Randy offers a Free Well Baby Screening for all children up to 18 months of age.

 

Dr. Randy and his staff are the very best when it comes to making your first – and every visit after – a positive and outstanding experience. We go above and beyond to explain steps and procedures that will take place during the initial visit. We ask that our parents try to refrain from using words and terms that may sound big and scary, such as: “needle”, “pull”, or “drill”. We like to use silly euphemisms that are pleasant and non-threatening, but still convey the same message. This helps avoid your child avoid unnecessary anxiety.

 

Establishing rapport with our little patients is our number one priority. By fostering a comfortable, fun environment, we can educate our patients (and their parents) on the importance of great dental hygiene. Learning proper brushing and flossing is something they will take with them the rest of their lives. Good habits start early!

 

During Your First Visit

 

We understand that children may exhibit a uncharacteristic level of negative behavior during their initial visit. Separation anxiety will soon diminish and it is not a major cause for concern. We recommend, but don’t require, that our parents remain in our lobby during a visit. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of three react in a more positive manner when they feel “grown-up” enough to experience the visit on their own!

Schedule Your Child’s Visit!

First Visit Forms

We strive for on-time

appointments so you can get back to your day.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Dr. Randy is a  pediatric dentist, specializing in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents.

 

 

 

A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education.

 

We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their “cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them. Our mission is to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.

 

 

 

 

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, like

Dr. Randy, 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.

 

Learn more about pediatric dentistry:

emergencies

faq’s

services

What is a Board Certified

 Pediatric Dentist?

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including...

 

Comprehensive oral health care including acute

     care and preventive services.

 

Individualized preventive dental health program

     based upon a caries-risk assessment.

 

Anticipatory guidance regarding growth

     and development.

 

Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).

 

Dietary counseling.

 

Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot

     directly be provided within the dental home.

 

Referral at an age determined by patient, parent,

     and pediatric dentist.

Establishing Your Child’s Dental Home

waterlase

lip & tongue tie

EZ-Pedo

We think kids should be kids for as long as possible.

reviews

loved by kids. trusted by parents.

give us a review at

Have you heard how much fun visits are to our office?

We love to see your child’s smile at every visit!

call us

843.971.6221

 

 

stop by

495 Wando Park Blvd Ste 100

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

 

 

email us at

smilesbydrrandy@gmail.com

 

 

or complete our form...

Required

Required

Submitting Form...

error

Thank you for request!

 

One of our patient care coordinators will give you a call soon.

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Preferred Day:

Request an Appointment

 

Discover the Dr. Randy Difference

 

Dr. Randy's Patient Reward

Hub

We’re excited for you to participate in our fun-filled reward program. Earn points for every visit to

Dr. Randy, activities such as contest and survey participation, and social engagement. You can earn points and then redeem these points to  purchase gift cards to over 300 stores. This is just one of the ways we want to help you create great habits for your child that can last a lifetime and make their dental care FUN! Click here for more.

 

Binky Busters

Do you have a child who is still holding on to a pacifier but you would like to see it gone? Bring your child in for a cleaning, and if your child will give his or her pacifier to Dr. Randy, they become a member of our Binky Busters club! When they trade in their “binky”, they’ll get a cute surprise.

 

Goodie Bag Stuffers

If you have a birthday party or other occasion coming up, let us provide you with up to 20 pieces of “Dr. Randy Candy”! They are SUGAR-FREE bubble gum flavored lollipops that our patients just love. Dr. Randy Candy is Dr. Randy tested, and toddler approved!!!

 

Dr. Pagenkopf - Smiling KidsSchool and Group Visits

Our staff loves to visit schools and mother’s groups to talk about proper dental care. If you are interested in having our staff visit your school or group, please consult our front desk staff.

 

Silent Auctions

We are always happy to donate items for your school or charity function. All we need is at least two weeks notice and a receipt from the organization.

 

Monthly Parent Appreciation

Don’t forget to enter our monthly Parent Appreciation drawing at your child’s next visit. Hey, why shouldn’t you win a fantastic prize for being a great parent? We LOVE our patients’ parents!

Best of Mount Pleasant Awards

Pediatric Dental Specialist

Randall J. Pagenkopf, DMD, PA

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry logo
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry logo

What is a Board Certified

 Pediatric Dentist?

 

Discover the Dr. Randy Difference

 

Dr. Randy's Patient Reward

Hub

We’re excited for you to participate in our fun-filled reward program. Earn points for every visit to

Dr. Randy, activities such as contest and survey participation, and social engagement. You can earn points and then redeem these points to  purchase gift cards to over 300 stores. This is just one of the ways we want to help you create great habits for your child that can last a lifetime and make their dental care FUN! Click here for more.

 

Binky Busters

Do you have a child who is still holding on to a pacifier but you would like to see it gone? Bring your child in for a cleaning, and if your child will give his or her pacifier to Dr. Randy, they become a member of our Binky Busters club! When they trade in their “binky”, they’ll get a cute surprise.

 

Goodie Bag Stuffers

If you have a birthday party or other occasion coming up, let us provide you with up to 20 pieces of “Dr. Randy Candy”! They are SUGAR-FREE bubble gum flavored lollipops that our patients just love. Dr. Randy Candy is Dr. Randy tested, and toddler approved!!!

 

Dr. Pagenkopf - Smiling KidsSchool and Group Visits

Our staff loves to visit schools and mother’s groups to talk about proper dental care. If you are interested in having our staff visit your school or group, please consult our front desk staff.

 

Silent Auctions

We are always happy to donate items for your school or charity function. All we need is at least two weeks notice and a receipt from the organization.

 

Monthly Parent Appreciation

Don’t forget to enter our monthly Parent Appreciation drawing at your child’s next visit. Hey, why shouldn’t you win a fantastic prize for being a great parent? We LOVE our patients’ parents!

Dr. Randy received his DMD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1996. He then completed his two-year residency training in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Dr. Randy believes that good oral health is an important part of your child’s total health care. To help your child stay healthy, we work with pediatricians, specialty medical doctors, and other dental specialists. We believe that all children are best served through this team approach.

What is a Board Certified

 Pediatric Dentist?

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including...

 

Comprehensive oral health care including acute care and preventive services.

 

Individualized preventive dental health program  based upon a caries-risk assessment.

 

Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.

 

Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).

 

Dietary counseling.

 

Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot directly be provided within the dental home.

 

Referral at an age determined by patient, parent, and pediatric dentist.

call us

843.971.6221

 

 

stop by

495 Wando Park Blvd

Ste 100

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

 

 

email us at

smilesbydrrandy@gmail.com

 

 

or complete our form...

We love to see your child’s smile at every visit!

Randall J. Pagenkopf, DMD, PA

Partnering with Parents to Create a Lifetime of Healthy Dental Habits

Meet Dr. Randy

We love working with kids.

Our Pediatric Dental Office

Our Goal

office photos

our Team

our hours

Policies and Finances

We treat your child as if they were our own.

first visit

We strive for on-time

appointments so you can get back to your day.

We think kids should be kids for as long as possible.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Establishing Your Child’s Dental Home

reviews

loved by kids. trusted by parents.

give us a review at

Have you heard how much fun visits are to our office?

Request an Appointment

We love to see your child’s smile at every visit!

Discover the Dr. Randy Difference

 

Dr. Randy's Patient Reward

Hub

We’re excited for you to participate in our fun-filled reward program. Earn points for every visit to

Dr. Randy, activities such as contest and survey participation, and social engagement. You can earn points and then redeem these points to  purchase gift cards to over 300 stores. This is just one of the ways we want to help you create great habits for your child that can last a lifetime and make their dental care FUN! Click here for more.

 

Binky Busters

Do you have a child who is still holding on to a pacifier but you would like to see it gone? Bring your child in for a cleaning, and if your child will give his or her pacifier to Dr. Randy, they become a member of our Binky Busters club! When they trade in their “binky”, they’ll get a cute surprise.

 

Goodie Bag Stuffers

If you have a birthday party or other occasion coming up, let us provide you with up to 20 pieces of “Dr. Randy Candy”! They are SUGAR-FREE bubble gum flavored lollipops that our patients just love. Dr. Randy Candy is Dr. Randy tested, and toddler approved!!!

 

Dr. Pagenkopf - Smiling KidsSchool and Group Visits

Our staff loves to visit schools and mother’s groups to talk about proper dental care. If you are interested in having our staff visit your school or group, please consult our front desk staff.

 

Silent Auctions

We are always happy to donate items for your school or charity function. All we need is at least two weeks notice and a receipt from the organization.

 

Monthly Parent Appreciation

Don’t forget to enter our monthly Parent Appreciation drawing at your child’s next visit. Hey, why shouldn’t you win a fantastic prize for being a great parent? We LOVE our patients’ parents!