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 our team 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 know that most children are more comfortable when a parent is with them.  Therefore, we invite you to stay with your child during any examination or restorative appointment.  We also want you to feel comfortable allowing your child to accompany our team through the dental experience if and when they are ready to do so independently.

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!

For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please click the links below to print the New Patient Form, Release of Records Form, and Consent without Parent Form, complete the information and bring it with you to your first visit.


To print the forms you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, please click here to download it for free to your computer.

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