Dental Topics
Pediatric Dentist - Dr. Keith E. McDonald

Our office, as well as the 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.

 

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.

 

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, 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 invite you to stay with your child during routine dental procedures. We believe that the parent provides the greatest comfort for the child. 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. 

 

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

 

Please take a minute to print a complete set of forms for each child.  Bring the completed forms to your child’s first visit at A Kids Place Dentistry.

New Patient Form

 

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