How early should I arrive?

We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment.

What should I bring with me?

You will be asked for your insurance information and to fill out some forms on your child. Please have a list of any medications that your child takes on a daily basis and any medications that he/she has taken within the last 24 hours, (cold/cough medicine, antibiotics, etc.) If your child has a medical condition, please have the treating physicians name and contact information for us. There are certain conditions that require pre-medication for dental treatment, so this information is vital. If your child has recently been seen by another dentist, we need the dentists name and contact information. We will also need any xrays they have recently taken so that we can provide you with a thorough treatment plan. Once the paperwork is complete, we will call your child back.

Can I go back with my child?

If your child is three years of age or younger, you have the option of going back with your child or waiting in the reception area. Usually children do better without parents. However, we do understand if you would like to come back with your child. We do ask that only one parent come back with the patient due to limited space. If you choose to wait in the reception area, once your child is finished, we will get you to discuss any treatment needed, home care, etc. The doctor will also meet you and answer any questions you may have at this time. Children three years and younger may cry during the dental visit, this may happen whether or not the parent is back with the child. If your child is older than three years, we ask that they go back by themselves, but again understand that this does not always work and we will come and get you if needed.

What happens next?

Once your child is in the back, their hygienist will attempt to take xrays, if necessary. Next we will clean their teeth, floss, and do a fluoride treatment. The doctor will then do an exam. When the examination is complete, we will discuss the findings with the parent or guardian.

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