First Visit

Welcome to your child's Dental Home! Here your child will learn about the importance of good oral hygiene and habits that will promote a lifetime of health.


To insure that your visit goes smoothly we strongly encourage that you complete the new patient forms before your appointment. This will prevent any unnecessary delays. We have a few tips to make your first appointment successful!

During your child’s visit, our pediatric dental team will review your child’s dental and medical history, thoroughly clean their teeth, take age appropriate x-rays when necessary (usually around age 4), and examine inside and outside your child’s mouth.  We will offer tips about brushing and cleaning, and our pediatric dentist will give you and your child recommendations on how to obtain and keep a healthy mouth.    

If no further treatment is recommended your child's next check-up appointment will be scheduled. For future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience while you wait in the reception area. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. We can usually establish a closer relationship with your child when you are not present.

Make your 1st visit a success
As parents and pediatric dental professionals, we understand getting ready for your child’s visit can be just as important as the actual visit.  
TIP #1

Speak to your child positively about their first visit to the dental office.  Let them know we will count their teeth and make them sparkle like a their favorite princess or super hero!  There will be laughing, games, and even prizes!  

TIP #2

Share positive words and imagery to describe their upcoming visit.

TIP #3

Try and arrive to the appointment about 10-15 minutes early.  This will give you and your child a chance to relax before their appointment and we will also be able to review important information before your appointment.

TIP #4

Role-playing with them is a great way to get them comfortable with opening their mouth for our dental team.  This can be done before bed while brushing their teeth.

TIP #5

Do not use words like poke, stick, sharp, shot, pull, and drill when preparing your child for their dental visit.  These are words we do not use and you shouldn’t either.