Your child should 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 his 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, 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.
We strive to make each and every
visit to our office a fun one!
For your convenience when visiting
our office, please print the New Patient Health History
Form, complete the information and bring it with you to
your first visit.