Quoting Jas ♥:" But you know what, they are trained to deal with that as pediatric dentists. It does sound like laziness ... [snip!] ... year old can act a fool in a dentist chair also so not wanting to see them due to concerns about behavior is pretty irrelevant."
Yeah. I'm going to call my insurance and get a list of covered dentists and then call them all and find out which ones will do check up for kids. The kids will just have a different dentists then us, but thats fine. I'd rather a pediatric dentists even when the kids are 4, you know? I'd much rather take them to someone who is willing to work with kids.
I think this place just feels that before 4 your only choice is to hold them down and force them to open their mouths. I said, I get they don't get a FULL check up, but you can still try and work with them, do a check up every 6 months to a year, adn make it a GOOD experience rather then that. But I suspect they figure that takes up too much time for the amount they get for a check up, so it isn't worth it.
So you're right. I'll look for a pediatric dentist for them as their primary.