kid's corner with movies and toys
if they forget to brush. |
|Lots of fun giveaways
club where they receive a special surprise |
bags designed around their dental needs |
is a grassy area equipped with children's picnic table. |
|Books, coloring books
and magazines for kids |
|Fish to watch in our
fish tank |
|Sugar free candy and
| "Kid's Days".
These are days that correspond with the schedules of our local
schools. We know schools do not like children to miss classes for
dental appointments. So we have scheduled the days they have off as
Kid's Day, so your child can keep their dental appointments without
missing any school. |
|We offer them neat
stickers to select from, a personalized certificate
congratulating them on their visit, and a free prize as
|Talk to them about
coming to our "fun" office.
|Teach them about how
important it is to come to the "tooth counter" (dentist).
|Have them go with you
and watch you while you have your appointment.
|Be patient with them and calm them if they are frightened and reassure them.
|If your child is
young, you can sit in the dental chair and hold your child in your lap.
|Read them a story
about a trip to the dentist, Arthur and Berenstain Bears books have very
|Play dentist with
your child by taking turns looking into each other's mouths with flashlights.
They should have their first visit a dentist by the age of one.
Explain to them what is
- Gentle comprehensive
exam , when they are old enough, to look for tooth decay and tooth
for diagnostic purposes only
- Tooth polished
(cleaned) and fluoride.
- Demonstration on how
to care for their teeth, toothbrushing, flossing and fluoride use.
- Short (15-30 mins.)
visits a couple of times a year to build trust
- A staff willing to
answer all their questions :-)
- Explain to them that you will be with them at
their appointment in order to provide them with security
and comfort. Thus the person that brings the child to the
office, signs the consent form, and completes the medical
history, will be considered the person financially
responsible for the account. Parents are not to
leave the office during their child's entire appointment
in order to provide security for your child. One parent is
allowed back with the child during treatment.
- Parents are completely involved with the
decision-making process and treatment planning in order to
determine if the dental work can be completed in office or
under general anesthesia as an outpatient hospital
procedure, which can be an effective way of completing
dental care in only one visit while a child is
We will cover important preventive issues
with you and them and set
up good dental habits.
going to the dentist. You may wonder what it's like.
This story will show you what you will see and do while you are there.
This story is provided by the Canadian Dental Association.
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Click on "kid fun" to learn why you should save
Kids love to play at our office!
How to find a kid-friendly
dentist and dental office
Although more parents know about the
importance of age-one dental visits, many parents may still
wonder about what kind of dentist can provide care for their
child. Many general dentists treat children. Parents
should seek out a dental office that provides a fun
environment for children, so that they are excited about
coming to the dentist's office.They provide entertainment-such
as books, video games, television and movie access-for their
To prepare the child for the visit, parents
should ask the dentist about the procedures of the first
appointment so there are no surprises. Plan a course of action
for either reaction the child may exhibit-cooperative or
non-cooperative. Very young children may be fussy and not sit
still. Talk to the child about what to expect, and build
excitement as well as understanding about the upcoming visit.
Bring with to the appointment any records of the child's
complete medical history.
Parents that feel their child is anxious about
a dental visit, should ask their dentist if they will
schedule a pre-visit. Many dentists use pre-visits to
alleviate any fear or anxiety by acclimating them to the office
environment. The dentist will walk the child around the office,
show them the tools, allow them to sit in the chair and even
demonstrate on a family member to help them become comfortable.
Most importantly, parents should make sure
their child regularly visits a dentist, this will help them have
better oral health for the rest of their lives."
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Mom, it is ok........relax........family
The aim of this study was to
determine the relationship between parents anxiety level and
that of the child patient. This study concluded that " Management
of the anxiety level of the mother may be needed in some
cases, both to manage the child effectively and to break the
cycle of dental care anxiety in families."
[Folayan, M. O., Adekoya-Sofowora,
C. A., D. Otuyemi, O. & Ufomata, D. Parental anxiety as a
possible predisposing factor to child dental anxiety in
patient. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 12 (4),