We love kids!!! We welcome children of all ages to our office. Our goal is to make their visits fun…they can enjoy cartoons, prizes and much more. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available, if needed, to lightly sedate the patient to make them more relaxed during treatment.
Information About Your Child’s Dental Visit
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you stay in the reception area and allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. 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. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension. It is important that your child is able to listen to our doctor and staff for their safety during their visit – when parents are in the room, the child’s attention tends to be diverted to their parents instead. If your child is not cooperating we may ask for your assistance. However, please give us the opportunity to attempt treatment that our experience has shown provides the best results for children. 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.
If you are not comfortable with this arrangement, you may come to the treatment room with your child. However, for the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception area with a supervising adult.
If we are unable to gain cooperation and a positive experience for your child, we will refer them to a pediatric dentist.
Important: Please DO NOT use negative 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 pleasant and non-frightening to the child. Please always speak in positive terms regarding their dental appointment. If you have any of your own dental fears, these should not be unnecessarily transferred to your child.