We teach good dental habits early.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Eugene V. Nolfi, Jr. has been providing outstanding dental care for over 40 years.  His experience includes private practice, service in the U.S. Navy and three years of full-time teaching.  Dr. Nolfi attended Washington University in St. Louis for his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  He went on to earn a Master of Arts in Education from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.  In addition, he completed a General Practice Residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio and an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland.  Furthermore, Dr. Nolfi has had extensive non-residency training in orthodontics for children.

 

Dr. Nolfi spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy perfecting his dental skills and achieving the rank of Captain before moving on to private practice.  He is currently the only dentist in the country to be Board Certified by both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of General Dentistry.  He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and the Nueces Valley District Dental Society.  Dr. Nolfi is on staff at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

 

Dr. Nolfi was born in Warren, Ohio where he was inducted into his high school’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.  Currently residing in Corpus Christi, Texas, he is the father of three grown children and married to the former Debra Lynn Hamilton.  Dr. Nolfi’s hobbies include working out, traveling, attending continuing education courses and following his favorite professional and college sports teams.

 

Dr. Steven Solis was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from the Health Science Academy at Foy H. Moody High School in 2007 followed by his attendance at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where he received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2011. He went on to attend dental school at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, graduating in 2015 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery. After dental school he spent the next two years in Holyoke, Massachusetts where he first completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency through the New York University-Lutheran system and then practiced dentistry at the Children’s Dentistry of Chicopee. Dr. Solis then completed his two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the Laredo Branch of the University of Texas Health-San Antonio.

 

Dr. Solis is no stranger to Dentistry Just for Kids, since he started as a patient at the office back in 1996 with Dr Sewell and, eventually, was one of Dr. Nolfi’s patients. Throughout college Dr. Solis worked at the office during his summers and developed a deep love for the office, its staff, and the patients so much so that he has come full circle to work with us and his mentor, Dr. Nolfi.

 

Dr. Solis’ hobbies include cycling, scoping out local eateries, traveling for continuing education courses, and anything in the realm of superheroes.

 

Our Office

We are open to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:

 

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

Office Hours vary occassionally.

 

We are Closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July,

Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Our primary asset is our fun, caring and amazing team.

Your child’s appointment will be comfortable and enjoyable because of our team and the relaxed environment that we have created.

 

We cultivate a relationship with each of our patients, which not only ensures better children’s dental care, but also turns a visit to the dentist into a visit between friends. Our team members enjoy a long term relationship with both the office and our patients. Several of our team have been with us for over ten years.  Many of our current patients’ parents were also seen by our office as a child!

Everyday is a new day to smile

at our office!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are appointments scheduled?

    We try our best to accommodate our patients as much as possible when scheduling appointments. We have found that preschool children are better to be seen early in the morning when they are fresher and more cooperative. Likewise, children with a lot of dental work to be done should be seen in the morning we well. We realize that after-school appointments are often the most convenient. However, there may be times when we will need to schedule your appointment earlier in the day.

     

    We request 24-hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, but we ask for your help as a courtesy to all of our patients.

  • May I stay with my child during our visit?

    We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future visits, if you choose, you may observe your child receiving treatment. Please feel free to ask questions at any time. For safety and privacy of all patients, children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.

  • What should I do in case of a dental emergency?

    In case of an emergency, we are available during our regular office hours (listed above). At other times, our answering machine will provide you with the phone number of the doctor on call.

     

  • What are my financial responsibilities?

    We make every effort to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget and gives your child the best possible care. Your treatment plan will include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and we will inform you of all costs before treatment is administered.

  • What are my payment options?

    We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card,  Care Credit and most dental insurance plans.

  • What will my dental insurance cover?

    You must be familiar with your insurance plan. As a courtesy to you, we will try to estimate what your plan covers and file your claim electronically on the day of treatment. However, we cannot and do not guarantee what your insurance will or will not pay on your claim because we do not have the contract with your insurance company, you do.

     

    Typically, most insurance plans pay between 50%-80% and imply that any fee greater than their "allowable fee" is unreasonable or well above what most dentists charge. This is simply not true. What your insurance plan does cover is determined by how much you or your employer paid for coverage and the type of plan your employer set up. In general, less expensive plans will use lower "allowable fees". Regardless of what your insurance company pays, you are ultimately responsible for any account balance.

  • Do you offer a discount for children of military personnel?

    Do you offer a discount for children of military personnel?

     

    Dr. Nolfi served in the United States Navy for 20 years.  He knows first hand the sacrifices made by military families. So yes, he offers a significant discount to children of active duty military personnel.

 

First Visit

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommends that your child be seen for their first dental visit by the time they reach one year old. Let your child’s first tooth remind you that it’s time for them to see Dr. Nolfi.

Early prevention and education is crucial at this time. The first visit includes a review of your child’s medical and dental history and an initial examination. At this time, we will “count your child’s teeth.”  After a comprehensive examination, we will discuss our dental findings with you. Dental x-rays or “pictures,” if necessary are also taken to ensure a thorough examination followed by oral hygiene instruction to emphasize proper oral health care.

 

All aspects of a preventive dental health program including diet, hygiene and fluoride will also be discussed. It is always better to make a first dental appointment before your child has a dental problem. By establishing a dental home for your children, they are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care as they grow from infants through their teenage years. At Dentistry Just For Kids, we encourage you to be an active member of your child’s oral health care.

 

Please print and fill out our new patient forms and bring them completed with your insurance card to your first appointment.

Pediatric Dentistry

 

 

 

Pediatric Dentistry is the dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association which encompasses comprehensive dental care for all children, from infancy through adolescence.

 

A children’s dental specialist like Dr. Nolfi is a practitioner who, after becoming a general dentist (often called a family dentist), has completed an additional two years of post-doctoral training in the recognition and treatment of children’s dental services. Specialty education includes child psychology, behavior guidance, preventive techniques & restorative dentistry.

 

A thorough exam will be done to evaluate the health of your child’s teeth, gums and mouth. Dr. Nolfi will evaluate your child’s growth and development and check to make sure your child's oral development is on track.  Our office will make child-specific recommendations for the need of sealants, fluoride and other services based on your child’s individual needs and habits.

 

Dr. Nolfi and his team strives to make each visit fun, educational and memorable for you and your child.

Why choose a pediatric dentist?

Learn more about pediatric dental topics:

Establishing your Child's Dental Home

 

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.

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525 Doddridge Street

   Corpus Christi, TX  78411 [map]

Dr. Eugene V. Nolfi, Jr., DDS

Dr. Steven Solis, DDS

Pediatric Dental Specialists

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