The First Dental Visit

Our staff is dedicated to providing the best dental care for your child. Our mission is to provide optimal dental care for infants, children, adolescents and people with special health care needs. We want to help all children to feel good about visiting the dentist and to teach them how to care for their teeth!

Pictured are our Dental Hygienists; Cristin, Richard, Kathy and Megan. They all are experienced teaching children how to maintain good dental health.

The First Visit
Your child’s first dental visit will include a complete oral exam by the doctor. At that time, we may take the necessary dental x-rays to complete our diagnosis. If time and your child allow, we may include a cleaning and fluoride treatment at this visit. If not, this will be scheduled for the second appointment. The doctor will discuss your child’s dental health with you, and review the treatment options. We will then customize a treatment plan for your child.

We require that a parent or legal guardian accompany the child to the first appointment.  At subsequent appointments, another responsible adult can bring the child to the appointment as long as a written release is provided by the parent or legal guardian. This release authorizes the adult transporter to consent to treatment for the child. The adult or legal guardian must stay on site during the entire visit in case there are any treatment changes to be discussed.

Appointment Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Fridays: 8:10am to 3:00pm

Phone Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Fridays: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Appointments
Patients are seen by appointment. Children age 7 or under to be seen in the morning. Our doctors and staff find that younger children are well rested and more attentive at this time.

* We understand that your child may need to miss school for their appointment, and we are always happy to provide an excuse letter.

Cancelation Policy
It is the parent’s responsibility to keep appointments reserved for their child. Patients are seen by appointment. We require 48 hours notice for cancellation of scheduled appointments. If more than 2 appointments are missed without proper notice, we may not be able to accommodate your child in our practice.

We look forward to meeting you and your child!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at 603-773-4900