We recommend, along with the American Dental Association (ADA), establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by the time they reach one year of age. A “dental home” will provide information on the appropriate preventative and oral health care recommended based on the age of you child giving them a healthier up-bringing.
You want your child’s first visit to the dentist to be enjoyable and positive. If your child is old enough, talk to them about the first visit. Give them comfort in knowing that you have selected a great dentist who has a staff will answer any questions and explain the procedures that they will experience.
Refraining from using words that may cause fear in your child is highly recommended. Words such as shot, needle, pull, drill or any word that may relate to pain in your child’s mind may cause unnecessary fear before seeing the dentist.. The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
Parents are encouraged to accompany their child to all visits unless for some reason the child will do better without them during the dental experience. We usually establish a closer rapport with your child when we spend time addressing them rather than the parent. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a relaxing and fun experience!
WHAT TO BRING:
- Insurance Cards
For your convenience, you can download our new patient forms and have them ready to go when you arrive. Please complete one Patient Health History form for each child.