The Dental Home is intended to provide a place for dental care other than the Emergency Room.
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a Dental Home for your child by their first birthday. Children with a dental home are more likely to receive proper preventive care, and routine oral health treatment.
You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Inform your child of the visit and tell them 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". We make a practice of using words that convey the same message without frightening children.
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We Insist You Join Us for Their First Examination
We insist on you to accompany your child to the initial examination. During future appointments, we welcome you to accompany our staff through the dental experience with your child. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension, and we believe in a team effort between the dental provider and parent for that to occur. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception area with a supervising adult if possible.