The doctors and their staff believe every question you have, whether dental or administrative, is important. To insure that you have all the information you need, we will answer all your questions and speak candidly with you about your child's symptoms, treatments and our recommendations. Working together, we can keep your child's smile beautiful and healthy with quality care that fits into your budget. In addition to filing insurance forms for you, we offer Care Credit and gladly accept Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Our staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you have.
For your peace of mind a doctor is always on call for our patients. In addition, each member of our team is highly skilled and dedicated to meeting the needs of each young patient. Our staff is highly trained and all are CPR certified.
Our office and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, AAPD, recommend that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and his 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. 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.
We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.