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.
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 not frightening to the child.
We have an open door policy. You are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. Siblings are welcome to come back to the clinic, as well.
In short, you’ll want to remember these tips as you begin taking your child to our dentist office:
- Use positive speech when talking about the dentist.
- Help your child recognize the dentist as his or her “dental home.”
For the convenience of our patients, we accept most major insurance plans, and are PPO* providers for several carriers including:
- DELTA DENTAL
*Some PPO agreements are with select plans only
Please call our office for any specific insurance questions, or to find out if we take your insurance plan.