Regular Dental Care

Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.

It is best if you refrain from using 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 are pleasant and non-frightening to the child. Do not tell your child about your dislike or hate of the dentist. Let him develop his own perception.

We allow you to stay with your child for any of his/her dental visits. We do however ask for the safety and privacy of all patients that you remain in the parent seat and allow us to “walk” your child through the appointment as we are trained to do. Your role as a parent is to provide the comfort of your presence and to show your child that you have confidence in our abilities. If you have a positive outlook and expect your child to do well, chances are they will. We kindly ask that a maximum of two adults accompany your child to the treatment areas. As our only play area is in the reception room, if you choose to bring siblings, we may ask that you remain in the reception room while we see your child.

Examinations and Oral Health Instructions

In this visit we will:

  • go over medical/ dental hx to gain insight on how to best care for your child- please be thorough
  • explain how to care for your child’s teeth (prevention is the main part of our practice)
  • answer any questions or concerns you may have
  • provide anticipatory guidance involving decay risk, gum disease risk, safety risk, sucking habits, feeding habits, dietary habits
  • assess your need for fluoride supplements
  • assess any need for orthodontic intervention
  • create a plan that will lead to a lifetime of oral health

Note- Regular “well visits” with positive experiences help foster positive attitudes about the dentist for a lifetime (This is the main goal of our practice)


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Office Hours

Mon/Tues/Thurs: 9AM - 5PM Wed: 10AM - 6PM Fri: 9AM - 2PM
Summer hours (Memorial to Labor Day) Mon - Thurs: 9AM - 5PM Fri: 9AM - 2PM