Child's 1st Visit
We’re glad you’re considering Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City as the home for your child’s dental health needs. Here are some things we think you might want to know before stopping by.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children visit the dentist by their first birthday. As a pediatric specialist, Dr. Stacey is well-acquainted with the limited attention spans of little ones! This first thorough, but quick examination allows for early detection and prevention of dental problems and provides valuable information to support good oral care habits at home.
Toddlers and pre-schoolers are amazing patients with personalities ranging from cautious and shy to gregarious and curious. Regardless of your young child’s personality, our goal is to make their first visit informative and fun.
Parents often wonder what to say to their small child prior to their first dental visit. It’s important to keep conversation of your child’s appointment to meet Dr. Stacey calm and casual. Often, the less said, the better! Many parents with small children find it helpful to mention, “Dr. Stacey is a very special doctor who helps children have healthy beautiful smiles!” Building trust and setting a positive tone for each appointment is our highest priority.
We look forward to meeting you at your first visit!
If you are a new patient to our office, the attached file contains our new patient forms that will need to be filled out when you arrive at our office. Printing them, filling them out and bringing them with you will allow us to attend to your medical needs more quickly than completing them on your arrival. Thank you and please call our office if you have any questions at all.
Consent for Treatment
HIPAA Privacy Notice
Privacy Practices Acknowledgement
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If you have questions or concerns about your child’s first dental visit, please contact our office.