We specialize in fun visits.
Our Team makes first visits
easy for patients and parents.
We are focused on your
child’s healthy smile.
Wishes for great visits
We grow with your child.
Dr. Kaitlin is a pediatric
Look no further for your
child’s dental home.
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•Our team is dedicated to providing the best care
for your child.
•We treat each child as if they are our own!
•An atmosphere that ensures a fun and relaxing
visit for patients and parents including:
- TVs above each dental chair to watch your favorite show
- Games in the waiting area
- Prizes at the end of each visit
•Provide a dental home for your child and instill
good oral health habits in your child.
•On-Call availability for after-hours emergencies.
Bainbridge Kids Dentistry's goal is to provide the best possible dental care for infants, children, teens, and kids with special healthcare needs. Our team will strive to make sure your child has a positive experience while maintaining the highest level of safety and care. Our pediatric dental office has the latest state-of-the-art equipment to make sure your child has access to everything they may need. We built our office with children in mind. We offer a fun, comfortable environment, which ensures an enjoyable and productive experience.
We always consider all appropriate treatment options and try to present the most conservative plans when possible. It is important for us to be helpful to our patients and families and answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s dental care. Starting early with prevention and good habits will help build a life-long smile and positive relationship with Dr. Neste and her team.
Thank you for trusting us with your
child’s dental needs.
We are available
Monday thru Thursday 8-4.
For after hours emergencies,
please call 206-899-1737
and listen to our message.
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
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. Click here for online payment.
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.
Dr. Neste and her team are dedicated to great dental experiences.
We, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.
During your first visit, you will be introduced to our Pediatric Dental Team, given an office tour and discuss your child’s unique smile and ways to keep it beautiful for years to come.
Depending on the age of your child, he or she will either be given a knee-to-knee examination (where your baby’s head will rest on our doctor’s knee while their body is on your lap) or a regular exam in the doctor’s chair.
Your initial exam will last approximately 40 minutes. Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help your child care for their own teeth. In most cases, we will also clean their teeth on this visit, and provide an evaluation that will outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.
We request that you complete our
First Visit Forms prior to arriving for your appointment. This helps our office keep your and everyone else’s scheduled visit on time.
Dr. Neste 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.
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
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.
What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?
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. Neste, 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.
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
• 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.
Welcome to Bainbridge Kids Dentistry
We specialize in the care of infants, children, and patients with special healthcare needs. Excellent oral health is an important part to your child’s development and we are here to help you in any way we can.
Dr. Kaitlin Neste and her team are committed to making each of your child’s visits a fun, comfortable, and enjoyable adventure! We know the importance of establishing good oral habits early and we give our patients the knowledge they need to maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime.
We strive for open communication with patients and their parents and always partner with parents to make the best decision for your child together. We form long lasting relationships with our families and look forward to many years of adventure together!
Hi, I'm Dr. Kaitlin Neste. I am a Kitsap County native and am so grateful to be serving the community that I grew up in.
I graduated from Central Kitsap High School and obtained my undergrad degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington. I liked being a Husky so much that I stuck around for dental school at the UW too. I graduated with my D.D.S., finishing in the top 5 of my class, and I was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society.
I have always loved working with children, so pursuing pediatric dentistry was an easy fit for me. I completed a two-year pediatrics residency at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. During my residency I received extensive hands-on training at the leading children’s hospitals in the Dallas area and was trained by some of the leaders in the Pediatric Dental community. I am an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and the Kitsap County Dental Society.
In my spare time I love staying active. I met my husband, Jeff, while at the UW, and together we love cheering on the Huskies. We love the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and you can find us most weekends out running, hiking, hanging out at
the beach, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.
We have one daughter, one son, and one fur baby, our Sheepadoodle, Penny. Just ask me and I’ll show you lots of pictures of them!
"Taking a toddler to the dentist is stressful but Dr. Neste made it a positive experience for our family! She educated my daughter about dental health in an age-appropriate way and made her feel comfortable. As a kid, I went to my parents' dentist; I wish I had seen a Pediatric Dentist like Dr. Neste. I am confident my daughter will not dread the dentist like I did growing up."
"My kids have been patients of Dr. Neste's since the beginning, and I will never take them anywhere else!
Dr. Neste has a way that makes every child feel comfortable, loved, and welcome immediately. She is calm and caring, and somehow remembers details about each patient she sees. Whether it's a simple cleaning or more extensive work, my kids have never been afraid to go to the dentist. I owe this all to Dr. Neste!"
"Both my girls absolutely love Dr. Neste. They are always so excited to see her. She does such a great job of being a “friend” to her patients that they don’t ever even feel like they are at a dentist office! I would recommend her to anyone!"
"Dr. Neste is the best! Our son has been seeing her for years. When she's checking his teeth she's fully engaged with our son, and keeping him distracted so he's not scared. She's warm and inviting, and I'd highly recommend her as your pediatric dentist."
"Dr. Neste is an amazing pediatric dentist! She is friendly, gentle, patient, and truly cares about her patients and her staff. My kids actually get excited to go to the dentist because of Dr. Neste's sweet demeanor. We wouldn't think of taking our kids to any other dentist!"
"I brought my son to Dr. Neste for a tongue tie procedure when he was only 5 days old. At a time when we needed compassion and expertise she exceeded our expectations. She was so gentle with our little baby and made us feel so lucky to have found her in our time of need. Within minutes of his procedure he was immediately feeding better. Dr. Neste is trustworthy, honest, and extremely capable and we will trust her with our son’s dental care for as long as possible!"
Bainbridge Kids Dentistry was amazing. They went above and beyond to make sure my 5 and 7 year olds girls were very comfortable. My girls even let them take x-rays for the first time. The environment was very clean and fun for kids. I highly recommend this dentistry. You wont be disappointed and your kids will love it too.
Dr. Neste and all of her staff are always friendly and accommodating! My son has high anxiety and they have always made him feel comfortable and at ease.
Absolutely wonderful experience with Bainbridge Island kids dentistry. My anxious 6 year old was reassured and calm by their encouraging manner.