Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and high-quality dental care. We understand that you or your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.
A great way to prepare for a first appointment is to use "positive talk" with your child prior to the appointment. Phrases like "your visit will be so fun" or "the doctor is really nice" are great ways to start off on the right foot. Try to avoid using any negative phrasing like "no one will hurt you" or "no crying" as children often aren't thinking in those terms until it is mentioned. Please visit the bottom of our home page for a video of a patient's first visit.
Your first visit is all about you: your comfort, your happiness, and your health
During your child's first visit, we will review your child's dental and medical history, and take X-rays as needed, one of our hygienists will clean and polish your child's teeth, and inspect their teeth for cavities or early signs of tooth decay. Then Dr. Demetriou will meet with you to discuss with you the results of your child's exam and answer any questions you may have.
Bring your smile, but also remember to bring these with you to your first appointment
- Your completed patient information forms
- Your insurance card
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!
The American Dental Association recommends a visit to the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep teeth and gums healthy.
We understand that parents and children have busy schedules, so when you're preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that appointments can last between 20 and 60 minutes.
Our staff will do their best to schedule appointments at your convenience. We recommend that preschool children be seen in the morning because they are fresher and treatment is usually much more successful when they are more tolerant.
School-aged children with a lot of treatment to be done should be seen in the morning for the same reason. We are happy to provide your child with a note of absence for school.
Your appointment time is reserved exclusively for YOUR child. If you are unable to keep your appointment, we ask that you please give our office at least 72 hours notice. By giving us sufficient notice, you help us to schedule another patient who needs our care. We thank you for respecting our office policy: your cooperation enables us to provide efficient care for everyone.