Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to children's needs and it is our goal to make your child feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.
Your first visit is all about your child – his or her comfort, happiness, and health.
During your child’s first visit, we will review their dental and medical history forms, and take X-rays of their teeth and mouth. Then, the doctor will meet with you and your child to discuss the X-rays, help create an individual treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have. At your child’s next visit, one of our hygienists will clean and polish their teeth, checking for any cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis.
Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your child's first appointment:
- Your completed patient information form
- Your insurance card
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
We try our best to accommodate our patients as much as possible when scheduling appointments. We have found that children with extensive dental work, preschool children, or children with longer orthodontic appointments are better when seen early in the morning; they are fresher and can have a more positive experience.
Some appointments may require the child to miss some school; however, these are considered excused absences. With continued care, appointments during school can be kept to a minimum. For our orthodontic patients, we try to rotate schedules to minimize missed school hours for all of our patients, but in the interest of fairness, occasionally, appointments during school hours will be necessary.
We request 24-hours’ notice if you need to cancel your child’s appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, but we ask for your help as a courtesy to all of our patients. Continued broken confirmed appointments may result in an additional charge.