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 and all treatment appointments. We have an open door policy. However, due to limited space in the operatory, we ask that 1 parent be with the child during treatment. If siblings are present they need to remain in the waiting room with adult supervision.
Your child will love having their own personalized coloring book from the dentist, and 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.
Boy Coloring Book |
Girl Coloring Book
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!