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