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.
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.
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
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