Dr. Scott will review the medical history, and both you and your child are welcome to take a tour of the office. This will be the most fun dental office you have ever seen, but sorry Mom and Dad, it’s just for your kids.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child be evaluated by age 1. Dr. Scott will examine their entire mouth, discuss your child’s hygiene, and is available to answer any questions that you may have.
- We have free high-speed WiFi available. You can get the password from the desk. Please do not bring food/beverages to the computer or kids’ play areas.
- We have 2 Xbox 360s and TV/DVD’s for the children to enjoy. Please request the controllers and video games from the front desk. We also have appropriate books/learning toys, dolls, and stuffed animals. There are TVs in the ceiling above every dental chair. Always speak positively about an upcoming or previous dental experience. Do not use the words: shot, pain, or hurt in referring to dental care. We will carefully explain our procedures in child-friendly terms, and follow the motto of Tell-Show-Do. In preparing your child for their first visit, please avoid using words like, “shot,” “pain,” “pull,” or “hurt,” when speaking with your child. Even if you are trying to say that something will not “hurt,” such words by themselves may frighten your child. Also, please do not schedule your child’s dental visit right after they receive vaccinations at their physician’s office. While we realize that this may be convenient with a busy schedule, our primary goal is for your child to have a positive dental experience that can remember for life.
- Some young children may cry during an examination or during a procedure. Please keep in mind that while we try to give your child a great experience, some children may react this way. It is important that your child sees that you are confident in Dr. Scott and the staff because if they see fear and anxiety in their own parent’s face, they will react similarly.
- Check out the blue water faucet in the patient/parent restroom.
- Please supervise your children at all times when they are not in the treatment area.
- Please do not leave the office while your child is in the back.
- If your child is over the age of 6, we recommend you letting your child come back on his/her own.
- Children under the age of 6 typically do better at morning appointments. It can be difficult for a young child to handle a dental visit around naptime, or later in the day. We realize that it can be difficult for your schedule, but this is in your child’s best interest.