Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.

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 non-frightening to the child.

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!

For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please print the Forms listed below , complete the information and bring them with you on your first visit.


New Patient Health History Form
Financial Policy Form
Consent to Perform Dentistry
Notice of Privacy Practices

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