What to Expect
Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by age one. 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.
On your child’s very first visit at Dentistry For Kids, our dental Team will welcome you into our jovial office setting. At this initial visit, we invite you to accompany your child into the treatment area while he or she settles into our upbeat practice. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that Dr. Holley and her Team will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.
Your child will have their “teeth counted” (a comprehensive exam) by Dr. Holley. Our dental cleanings are accompanied by oral hygiene instructions specific to your child’s developmental stage. If indicated, your child may even get to “take pictures” (dental radiographs) of their teeth. Our dental Team will explain each step so your child will know exactly what’s next! Toward the end of the visit we will provide you with pertinent feedback regarding your child’s oral health and treatment needs.
During future appointments, we suggest you to allow your child to accompany our Team through the dental experience. We can usually establish a better rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.
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.” Our office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but that are pleasant and non-frightening to the child. It is our hope that our enthusiasm about promoting great oral health will be contagious!
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!
Why Choose Us
Why Choose Us?... Dentistry For Kids is the perfect place for your child to learn about his or her oral health. Our amazing dental Team is devoted to helping your child have the best possible dental experience - no matter how young or old they are! We pride ourselves on involving our patients in each aspect of their dental care. By engaging them closely, we hope to build positive relationships and greater self-esteem. Implemented in the first visit, all of our new patients have their name on our New Patient display and love our office tour which will include a special gift from us!
Every month our office has a drawing to choose a patient of the month, who gets their picture taken and framed to put up in our office, recognizing that patient for a whole month! With that is another prize they win! Our patient’s can also enjoy monthly contests in which they have the chance to win prizes.
We will formulate a customized prevention plan for each patient taking into consideration their age and development as well as their risk for dental decay and gum disease. It is our goal to arm both you and your child with the tools to promote a lifetime of great oral health!
Our Team sincerely trusts that you and your child will find the first visit and all visits to our office comfortable and rewarding. We appreciate your referral of family and friends to our office and thank you for your trust!
The following forms are available for your convenience. Please print them prior to your child's first visit in our office. Please bring in the completed forms to help expedite your child's check-in process.