It is our sincere desire that our patients receive the best dental care available and that the experience is a pleasant one for both you and your child. We expect your child’s first visit to our office to be an experience they will enjoy and look forward to in the future.
Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff 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". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
If your child is over the age of 3, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.
When calling for your appointment, please inform us that your Doctor has referred you to our office. We will do our best to ensure that your child is seen as soon as possible as a courtesy to our referring Doctors. Please give forty-eight hours notice if you cannot Keep an appointment, as our other patients will appreciate your courtesy in releasing this time for them.
We will be happy to file your insurance claim on the first visit if we have received all of your information and a completed claim form. You will need to be prepared to pay any amount that is determined not payable by your insurance plan, such as deductibles and percentages.
We appreciate payment at the time services are rendered. For your convenience Visa, Master Card, American Express & Discover are accepted.
Your child will enjoy healthy dental habits when they use these Motivational Charts. Encourage regular brushing or help them break the thumbsucking habit.
Want something fun to do? Print one or all of the below Activity Sheets to see if you can conquer the Dental Crossword Puzzle, find all of the Hidden Toothbrushes, Unscramble the Dental Words, or find the Hidden Dental Words. We know you can do it!