Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care. We understand that your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to children’s needs and it is our goal to make your child feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.
Bring your smile, but also remember to:
- Complete all online forms and health history forms prior to the dental visit.
- Bring your insurance card with you.
Your first visit is all about your child — his or her comfort, happiness, and health.
During your child’s first visit, we will review their dental and medical history forms, and one of our hygienists will clean and polish your child's teeth. Then, Dr. Greenhill or Dr. Jennison will complete the dental exam. The doctor may order x-rays, depending on your child's cavity risk. Dr. Greenhill and Dr. Jennison consider your child's demeanor, age, and cavity risk when creating individual treament plans.
Do I Stay with My Child During the Visit?
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination, as well as future visits. We look at this as a team effort in providing the best and safest care for your child. Our purpose is to gain you and your child's confidence and to overcome apprehension. 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, or they can play in our Kids Clubhouse with video games. We do find on occasion, children do better when by themselves if they require treatment. You know your child best, and this may be something to consider. It is our goal to make this a great experience.
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
The office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with them for their comfort. School children with a lot of work to be done should be seen in the morning for the same reason. Dental appointments are an excused absence. Missing school can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is continued.
Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient we ask that you please notify our office 2 business days in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Another patient, who needs our care, could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.