Your child should visit the dentist by his/her first birthday. Our first visit is scheduled for between 40 and 60 minutes. During that time, we will review your child’s medical and dental history with you, introduce you and your child to the dental clinic, and possibly take some x-rays. Dr. Mike will perform a full clinical exam. He will check for cavities, perform an oral cancer screening, check your child’s bite, and let you know of possible orthodontic needs for the future. We will also review your child’s x-rays with you and answer any questions you might have.
Our goal is to make this visit as easy and non-threatening to your child as possible. For this reason, teeth cleaning and fluoride application are completed at a subsequent visit.
To make this visit as easy and non-threatening as possible, we will adopt a “tell-show-do” approach. This means, we tell your child what we are going to do, we show him or her using a mirror or model, and then we carefully and gently proceed with treatment.
If no cavities or other problems are found on the first visit, we will schedule your child’s second visit for a dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, and brushing and flossing instructions with you and your child.
If cavities or other problems are found on the first visit, the second visit will be a case discussion. We do not recommend that your child attend the case discussion visit so that any issues may be discussed openly. If there is anyone else who will be involved in the decision making process for your child’s dental care, we would encourage him or her to attend. At the case discussion we will cover all the proposed treatment, give you any possible options for treatment, discuss financial arrangements, answer all your questions, and schedule your child’s next appointment, assuming you are comfortable with the proposed treatment.
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!
Please open and complete the New Patient Registration at the link below. Form may be submitted via email, or printed.
To read more about our practice as well as learn important information regarding your first visit, please download the New Patient Information.
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