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.
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. During future appointments, we
suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through
the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer
rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose
is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension.
However, if you choose, you may come with your child to the
treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients,
other children who are not being treated should remain in the
reception room with a supervising adult.
We strive to make
each and every visit to our office a fun one!
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