We look forward to meeting
your children and giving them the most fun
and dynamic experience at My Children's
Dentist, a pediatric dental practice.
On your child’s first
visit, you can expect your child to have a
thorough oral evaluation. Based upon our
initial assessment, your child may have a
professional dental cleaning, dental x-rays,
and a topical fluoride treatment. These are
the usual services we provide on initial
visits, but each child is different with
different needs. Your child’s appointment
will vary according to their needs. Parents
are encouraged to accompany their child in
the treatment area.
Children’s behavior in the
dental setting varies from cooperative to
being very shy, to totally rejecting the
setting. We have seen it all. We do our best
to make your child’s experience fun. If you
have any information that you feel may be
helpful please do not hesitate to share this
with one of our team members. We want to be
your partner in your child’s oral health.
Our priority is education,
and empowering YOU the parent and/or
caregiver with the necessary tools and
knowledge to lead to a lifetime of dental
health. “Fixing the teeth” is only one of
the aspects of having a Healthy Smile.
We use a technique known
as “Tell-Show-Do,” where we will TELL your
child what to expect, SHOW your child what
they can expect, and then DO what we just
told them. There should be no surprises --
unless they are fun surprises!
While your child is being
cared for, we ask that you be a silent
observer so that your child can be the focus
of our attention. This may be quite
challenging for some parents, but it has
been our experience that children can focus
and respond more positively when only
one person is giving the explanations and
Upon the completion of the
comprehensive exam (and x-rays-- if
appropriate), a treatment plan will be
formulated. You will be provided with a
custom package of information that will aid
you in making educated choices for your
child in regards to their treatment. A team
member will meet with you to discuss all
financial / insurance matters.
In general we do not perform any definitive treatment on the first visit. However, "in general" is a blanket statement. If our examination reveals something that requires immediate attention, especially if your child is experiencing pain, you will be given the option to address that issue the same day. We, as your partner in healthcare, can not in good conscious, let you and your child leave in pain without you being given the option of having your child cared for the same day.
We care about your child’s total health. Good oral health is an important part of total health. Establishing us as your child’s “Dental Home” provides us the opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that can keep a child free from dental/oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases, and keep current on the latest advances in dentistry for children.
Pleasant visits to the dental office promote
the establishment of trust and confidence by
your child that will last a lifetime. Our
goal is to help all children feel good about
visiting the dentist and teach them how to
care for their teeth. Our main concern is
what is best for your child.