What To Know Before Your First Visit
On the first visit, our focus will be getting to know your child. We will discuss medical history, concerns you may have, previous dental experiences, diet and nutrition, hygiene routine and habits that may be affecting your child’s teeth. After gathering all of this information we will perform a complete exam and dental x-rays will be prescribed as needed. The first visit to a dentist may be intimidating for some patients. The purpose of the first visit is to build a trusting relationship with your child and to give them individualized attention. Every effort is made to provide a caring and nurturing environment so that your child has a successful dental visit.
At the end of the first visit, we will put together a treatment plan and review which options are right for your child. This will allow us the opportunity to plan the adequate time needed for your child’s care. For this reason, we do not offer treatment to be done on the same day as the first visit to our office. While we do know everyone’s time is important, our goal is to make your child feel safe and comfortable and to answer any questions you may have about your child’s dental care.
Prior to the appointment, you can help your child prepare for the visit. Please avoid using words that can create anxiety and fear such as needle, shot, or drill. We carefully select words that will foster a pleasant experience at their first appointment and beyond!
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to give you time to fill out all patient forms. We ask that the child’s parent or legal guardian accompany the patient.