• Pre-school children should be seen in the morning because they are more alert  and cooperative.
  • School children with more extensive treatment requirements should be seen in the morning for the same reason.
  • Dental appointments are excused absences.  Attendance problems can be minimized with routine dental care.
  • Please provide a 24- hour cancellation notice to allow another patient to receive dental care.


  • Please inform the office of any change to your child’s medical condition and/or health.
  • Please inform the office of any respiratory condition(s) that makes breathing through the nose difficult for your child. Difficulty in breathing might limit the effectiveness of the nitrous oxide/oxygen.
  • Please inform the office if your child is taking any medication on the day of the appointment including over the counter medications, prescription medicines or herbal supplements or vitamins.

Preparing for your child’s appointment:

Prior to your child's first visit, keep it simple and positive.  Talk to your child using basic terms such as:

  • "Brushing" or "cleaning" your teeth
  • "Counting" your teeth 
  • "Applying vitamins" (fluoride)
  • "Taking pictures" (x-rays)

Avoid using words like:

  • Drill
  • Needle
  • Shots
  • Handpiece
  • Examination

​Our team is trained to use dental terminology that is child-friendly and less threatening.  We will use words that contribute to a positive dental experience, allowing your child to feel more comfortable.

Help us make the 1st Visit Positive!


We are happy to schedule appointments at your convenience. To help with scheduling, we offer these tips: