The idea of a pediatric dentist having their own office is not new. Dr. Ahmed was employed by a pediatric dental group through the years of 2003 to 2006 but she wanted something new, something different. And that’s when the idea of West County Pediatric Dentistry was first born.
Dr. Ahmed considered several options for her own office. One option was to purchase an existing pediatric dental practice in Creve Coeur, MO. While that had its advantages, Dr. Ahmed being attention to detail type individual wanted to design and build her own practice, and that lead to her next challenge: location.
West County Pediatric Dentistry started off as a project in Eureka, MO. After doing the demographic study, Dr. Ahmed thought owning Eureka pediatric dentistry would be the best move. But in looking for locations and negotiating different contracts and locations including Wildwood and Chesterfield, Dr. Ahmed found her current location in Ballwin and that started the growth of West County Pediatric Dentistry. Ever since Dr. Ahmed strives to be the best pediatric dentist in Ballwin.
After securing the location (near Chesterfield, MO) in 2006, Dr. Ahmed started the design and construction of this new office. As you can see by these pictures, the design process was a step in itself. We started with the logo. Trains have always been a fascination and an interest of Dr. Ahmed and while she has dabbled in model trains when it came to the official logo, the one word that came to mind was “train”. And from there we had the logo designed for a great pediatric dental destination that children would enjoy. Dr. Ahmed has filled her office with children-friendly amenities to ensure that they feel comfortable throughout their stay in the office.
We understand that attending the dentist is not always the most exciting event for a child but we strive to make the visit as painless as possible. We are currently accepting new patients and would love to see some new smiles.
The art work for the rooms came next. As much as Dr. Ahmed would like to take credit for the brilliant paintings on the walls, she hired an artist to do the work Carte Blanche and as you all can see, the results speak for themselves. Every room is a separate theme and every room is a dental adventure waiting to unfold.
A process that took a few months finally came to fruition on April 4, 2007 when we opened our doors to all patients, near and far, Ballwin, Chesterfield, Wildwood, Town and Country and those out far from Festus or even Washington, MO! We did not expect far to include other countries in other continents, but Dr. Ahmed’s patients feel it worth to fly from Singapore and Saudi Arabia twice a year, for exceptional care and that is our most humbling moment.
Dr. Ahmed often says to her team, “As long as we do our best and take great care of our patients and give them more than what they came for, then we’re doing our job!” And that’s the philosophy that started West County Pediatric Dentistry and that’s the philosophy that keeps it going several years later.