Whether it’s your child’s first dental visit ever or the first visit to our office, we want to make it as comfortable as possible. Here’s a look at what goes into your child’s first visit with us.
Our office works with you to schedule appointments at your convenience. Since we’ve found that children more often successfully complete dental treatment earlier in the day, we like to reserve our morning appointments for dental treatment and our afternoon ones for checkups.
Before your child’s visit, we’ll send you our new patient forms to fill out online. If this is your child’s first dental visit ever and you feel that he or she would benefit from a tour of the office beforehand, please let us know and we can arrange for one a few days before the appointment!
A child’s first visit is all about becoming familiar with our team and our dental sights and sounds. After you check in, we will review your child’s medical history and take any necessary x-rays. Your child’s full checkup includes a head and neck examination, an intraoral exam, a cleaning, and a topical fluoride application. Afterward, the dentist will review your child’s treatment needs, if any, and discuss important preventative care topics. We value your time and understand you may have many questions. Please bring your questions with you so we can address them during your visit!
Afterward, you can schedule any followup appointments needed for your child. Our office manager will review your child’s treatment plan with you and make an effort to work with your insurance company to provide you with maximum benefits. Check out our FAQ page to learn more about our policy on insurance coverage.
Please know that although your appointment has ended, you can call us anytime if you have more questions. Feel free to drop in and say hi too if you’re passing through the area—we love visitors!