Phone:513.979.6998 Fax:513.979.6990 hppediatricdentistry@gmail.com

First Visit

 

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

 

Your child’s first dental visit should be scheduled around his/her first birthday. By the first birthday, we can begin checking for signs of proper development and creating positive associations with the dentist. The most important part of the visit is for the child to get to know us and become comfortable with our dentists and staff. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. If this is your child’s first visit to the dentist, Dr. Katie will focus on introducing him or her to the sights and sounds of the dental office.  Your child will first stop at our brushing station where one of our trained dental assistants will monitor and instruct them in proper brushing techniques.  Dr. Katie will then perform a thorough exam and may take digital x-rays based on your child’s age. Your child will then receive a dental cleaning and fluoride treatment.  If your child has treatment needs, Dr. Katie and her team will work with you to develop a treatment plan based on your child’s individual needs.

Appointments

Except for occasional emergency situations, you may expect us to be on time and we expect you to extend the same courtesy to us. Your appointment time has been reserved exclusively for you, and any change affects many other patients. Should you find it necessary to reschedule, please give us 48 hours notice so that the time reserved for you may be given to someone else. Repeated cancellations or failures will result in a broken appointment charge or no reappointment.  Please call us if you are running late. Should you be running 15 minutes or more behind, your appointment may need to be rescheduled.

New Patient Forms

Please click on the link above to fill out our new patient forms.

What To Bring To Your First Visit

1.  Insurance Card

2.  Any dental records and/or referrals  (Dental records can also be emailed or mailed to us by your prior dentist)

3.  New patient registration forms (which will eliminate any wait and keep things running smoothly)

4.  Your lovely SMILES!