We Strive to Make Each and Every Visit to Our Office Fun!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the first visit occur by your child's first birthday. You can make the first visit enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the doctor and her staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The fewer to-dos concerning the visit, the better.
Here are a few suggestions to prepare your youngster for the initial visit. First, tell your child that the doctor wants to get to know them; present this visit as an exciting experience for yourself and for your child. Second, tell your child that we will "count," "brush," and "take pictures" of his/her teeth. By explaining the exam and the cleaning in these terms, your child will better understand the situation. Most importantly, be incredibly positive about this experience. Avoid negative words such as "hurt," "drill," "pull," and "shot." Also, do not use statements such as "the doctor will hurt you." This initial examination involves nothing uncomfortable and should be perceived by the child as non-threatening. It is our goal to make this first visit the most positive experience possible.
During the first visit, Dr Roya will complete an examination or “count the teeth”. The primary goal of this visit is to develop a rapport with your child. A cleaning, fluoride and x-rays may or may not be done at this first visit depending on your child’s needs. At the end of the appointment, Dr Roya will spend time discussing important topics to help you take care of your child’s teeth, including diet, hygiene, fluoride and cavity prevention.
For your convenience... Click on the below link to Download a New Patient Health History Form. Please print and complete the form and bring it with you on your first visit to our office.