......First Visit

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.

It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle, "shot", "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 three, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are 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. Studies have shown that most children over the age of three react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.

For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please click here to print the New Patient Health History Form (Page 1 - Page 2) and Hipaa Form. You can then bring this with you to your scheduled appointment.

 

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