Welcome to your child’s “Dental Home”! Studies show that children with an established dental home are less likely to suffer tooth decay, have long-lasting and positive dental health. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children receive their first dental visit at least six months after the appearance of the first tooth or by age one.
We encourage you to partner with us in making your first visit a comfortable and positive one. We encourage you to talk to your child beforehand, creating excitement and anticipation for a great experience. You’ll want to answer any questions your child may have and we encourage you to show your child age-appropriate children’s books on “going to the dentist”.
You should avoid using words that may cause fear, such as “drill”, “shot”, or “pain”. Often, a child’s fear of the dentist is a projection of their parent’s own fears. Our goal is to create an environment that avoids those negative feelings and allows your child to associate a warm and inviting experience with visiting the dentist.
We ask that parents and guardians read our office policies before their child’s visit. Simply select each topic below to expand that topic and learn more. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!
Parents are more than welcome to accompany their child during their first visit with us. In the future, we suggest letting our staff guide your child through their dental experience. Our goal is to gain your child’s trust and build their confidence, which is often easier to do when parents are not present. We do still allow parents to come to the treatment room if they wish. However, children who are not receiving dental treatments should remain in the waiting room under adult supervision to provide privacy and safety for other patients.
We ask that you pay for any dental services when the treatment is provided for your child. Our priority is to give your child the best care possible, while creating a treatment plan to fit your budget and schedule. Dupont Pediatric Dentistry accepts cash, debit cards, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express.