Dentistry is a health service similar to going to the pediatrician. While we try to make your child as comfortable as possible, the dental visit is not the same as going to a birthday party. For example, some children have difficulty getting their hair cut or letting their parents help brush their teeth. Some children cry as a normal reaction to a new place or activity. We will work with each child as an individual to help them cope with the dental experience.
Everything will be explained to your child utilizing the "Tell-Show-Do" technique. Parents are welcome in the treatment room, but we ask that you be our "silent partners" so that we may get to know the child.
We suggest that you discuss dentistry in a positive way, avoiding negative words like "Shot", "Drill", or saying "It won't hurt". Rather say, "the dentist is going to count your teeth" or "the dentist is going to help your tooth feel better". Treat the visit as a routine, everyday occurrence. We want the visit to be enjoyable and informative!
Payment is expected at each visit.
Follow-up care (Recall Visits)
We will provide you the service of sending you a reminder postcard when it is time to return. Please telephone when you receive the card. Another option is to schedule your 6 month visit in advance.
Consideration of Others
If you do not show or fail to call to reschedule for more than one appointment, you will risk dismissal from our practice. Please call 248.478.3232 if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment. Please be on time for your appointment as we do our best to see each child at their scheduled appointment time.
When the office is closed and your child has a serious, urgent and immediate need for dental care, you may contact the answering service at 248.662.5438 who will notify the doctor on call. Please do not call with questions that can wait until normal business hours.