First Visit

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Girl_2.jpgAlong with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled by his/her 1st birthday. It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable for the child as possible. We want your child to enjoy getting to know Dr. Todd and the staff, and be comfortable at all times. Our office is also equipped with smaller dental chairs, smaller instruments for little mouths and fun décor.

A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Let your child know that Dr. Todd and the staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he or she has. Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel.

We ask that parents not make a big deal out of the visit and refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle" or "drill." We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any anxious or negative feelings toward dentistry.

We will record the child’s dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. We will also review the importance of maintaining a good dental health program with you and your child to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life!

New Patient Forms

To help us with your chart, please open, fill out and submit the appropriate forms before your child’s first appointment. We appreciate this as it will make checking in much faster for you!


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*These forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, or print. If you do not have Adobe Reader already installed on your computer, click the Adobe logo above to download. Optionally you can print the form, fill them out offline and bring them in when you have your appointment.