Our office, as well as 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.
Be prepared for your child’s first visit to the dentist
Make sure your child is well-rested and not hungry around the time of the appointment. It may be a few hours until they can eat again. Write down questions you want to know before the appointment, and call your insurance provider for all copay and coverage information to make the paperwork a little bit easier.
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension.
However, if you choose, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.
For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please click on the link below to print the New Patient Health History Form, complete the information and bring it with you to your first visit. As an award winner for the Best Pediatric Dental Practice 2018, Pediatric Dentistry is all set with our highly trained child-friendly staff to treat young ones with care. You can schedule an appointment with Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County by visiting their page for more information.