The First Visit

For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please click on the links on top of the page to complete an online patient registration form.  Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your childFirst time Visit 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.

We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. Parents are welcome in the treatment room; if in room, we will discuss how you can help us with your child and work as a team.

During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you may come with your child to the treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit/ Exam
  • Comprehensive examination
  • Prophy (cleaning)
  • Fluoride
  • 2 Bitewing Radiographs
  • Oral Hygiene Instructions
  • 2 Periapical


Limited Examination

An examination involves more than looking at teeth. The health history reviews the general health of your child and indicates whether there is any need for special dental care. The examination charts health and disease and is used to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan for your child