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First Visit

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.

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.

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We know little ones are often nervous about coming to the dentist. This is why we always invite one parent to accompany their child to both the hygiene and treatment areas.

If your child is transferring from another dentist or coming in for a “second opinion exam”, we need any recent x-rays sent to us via email or mail before your child’s first appointment.

Our " New Patient Paperwork" can be filled out in the office prior to your child's first appointment. If you choose to fill it out in the office, please arrive 15 minutes early to do so.

If you have access to a computer, please use the link below to fill out the paperwork prior to your child's appointment.

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.