We look forward to meeting you and your child at their upcoming visit! Before their first appointment, we want to help you understand what to expect.
A Positive Experience
You can make your child’s first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that their dentist and friendly team will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle”, “shot”, “pull”, “drill” or “hurt”. Our office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
What To Expect
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our team through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. 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.
What To Bring
For your child’s first visit, please bring their new patient forms filled out or arrive early to fill out all necessary forms. Also, bring dental insurance information so we can properly submit any necessary claims. If you have any questions prior to your child’s visit, please feel free to give our team a call!