Your Child's First Visit
Our approach to your child will be one of the same tenderness and love which we would expect someone to show our own children. The purpose of the first visit is to establish a positive relationship with the child and to evaluate the child's dental health as a guide to future treatment needs. We want your child to remember each dental visit as a pleasant, positive learning experience.
You, as parents, play a most important role in developing a good attitude toward dental care.
We suggest being completely natural, casual, and easy going when you tell your child about the dental appointment. Don't "over explain." Our task is to explain dentistry in terms each age understands.
The first appointment will consist of a cleaning, fluoride treatment, and a thorough examination. Most children need x-rays for a complete and thorough examination for cavities, jaw abnormalities, cysts, tumors, and crooked or missing teeth. After the examination, your child's oral health and proposed treatment plan will be discussed with you. Please be sure to ask questions.
Financial Arrangements and Insurance
It is our policy to receive payment when treatment is rendered. If you have any questions concerning our fees or methods of payment, please let us know.
There is a variety of dental insurance coverage. Nearly every dental plan limits the amount of money the insurance company will pay for covered services. Coverage is rarely 100 percent. If you have questions about your coverage, please refer these questions to your insurance carrier or to your employer.
As a courtesy to our patients, we will complete a claim form at our expense. However, since you receive our professional services, you are responsible to us for payment. We request that payment for services be made by you.
Thank you for your confidence and for entrusting your child's care to us.
You may access the following forms to assist us with your care. Please print and fill out the desired form, then bring it to your appointment.
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