Thank you for this opportunity to introduce you to our office and our philosophy. To better prepare for the first visit, it is important that you know what to expect when you arrive for your child’s dental appointment.
The first visit at the dentist’s office is an adventure for young children. They will discover many things about their teeth and themselves. Some children will come in excited and some will feel apprehensive. By choosing a Pediatric Dentist, you are taking an important first step in creating a positive dental attitude for your child. With specialty training and a fun environment, we hope to give your child a good dental experience, starting at a very young age.
To ensure that you have all the information you need, we promise to answer all your questions and speak candidly with you about your child’s symptoms, treatments and our recommendations. Working together, we can keep your child’s smile beautiful and healthy, with quality care that fits into your budget. In addition to filing insurance forms for you, we offer Care Credit and gladly accept Master Card, Visa and Discover. Our staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you have.
Before the first visit, be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your child’s dental treatment. You may get a head start on this process by downloading the new patient forms from this website to fill them out before you come.
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow our staff to accompany your child through the dental experience. We do encourage self independence to help promote the growth and development of your child. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension. For safety and privacy of patients all others, children that are not scheduled at this appointment, are asked to remain in the reception room. Young children in the reception room will need a supervisory adult.
Additionally, the use of cellular phones is prohibited in the operatory. The extra conversation carried on by others in the clinical area can be most distracting to children, preventing us from close, careful communication with each young patient. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
When we talk with children about dental care, we are careful to use words that create a positive and relaxed mind set. In other words, we use friendly terms and try to avoid words that might sound scary. You can help your child have a good first visit by also talking about dentists and dental care in a very positive but general manner. Download the Practice Terminology Page
The scheduled appointment is reserved specifically for your child. Any change in this appointment affects many patients. If a cancellation is unavoidable, please call the office at least 24 hours in advance so that we may give that time to another patient.
If at any time you have questions, please feel free to ask our staff or call our office. We are here to help in any way we can. We appreciate you entrusting your child’s dental health to us.