Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and high-quality dental care. We understand your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to children’s needs, and it is our goal to make your son or daughter feel comfortable visiting our practice while we provide the best possible care.
Your first visit is all about your child: his or her comfort, happiness, and health
During your child’s first visit, we will review the dental and medical history forms, and take X-rays of the teeth and mouth. Then Dr. Adrienne or Dr. Ashley Barnes will meet with you and your child to discuss the X-rays, help create an individual treatment plan, and answer any questions you may have.
At your next visit, one of our hygienists will clean and polish your youngster’s teeth, and inspect for cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis.
Bring your son or daughter’s smile, but also remember to bring these to your first appointment
- Your completed patient information form
- Your insurance card
Appointments are an important part of your treatment, as time has been reserved specifically for your child. To maintain the highest quality of care, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment.
If you are more than 15 minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule. We request a 48-hour notice if you need to cancel your appointment. After missing an appointment without notifying us 24 hours in advance, you may be subject to a $50 broken appointment fee. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, and we appreciate your cooperation.
Children 1 year to 4 years old are scheduled in the morning, Tuesday through Friday between 7:30am to 12:30pm. Parents and or guardians must remain in the office with children under age 18. We recommend that a parent or guardian accompany the child patient to the first dental appointment so the doctor can review your little one’s dental and medical history, as well as address any of your concerns and questions.
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
We understand your family has a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing for a dental visit, please remember an appointment can last between 20 and 40 minutes.