Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.
The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.
You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, 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.
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments for age appropriate children, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff 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. We do ask families to be comfortable in waiting in the reception area for dental restorative appointments.
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!
We would like to get to know you better since we consider our patients our friends. Please tell us a little about yourself and feel free to ask us questions, too.
Personalized Coloring Book
Your child will love having their own personalized coloring book from the dentist to help them look forward to their first visit. They can use it for years to come or you can preserve it in their scrapbook or baby book. It is fun and easy to use, try it yourself by clicking on one of the coloring books below.
Fill out ALL FORMS completely before your first visit. By filling the forms out in advance you will save time on your visit and help us to see you promptly. If you have any questions while you are filling out these forms, feel free to call our office at (765) 653-KIDS .Top