We welcome new patients!
New patients may be established with our practice through scheduling a New Patient Exam. This visit entails a full exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment and thorough x-rays (if indicated.) This approach allows us to clean the teeth thoroughly so that a complete examination can be performed. It also affords your child the opportunity to become familiar with our office, our staff, dentistry, and the instruments that will be a part of each dental visit.
Following your child's examination, any treatment requirements observed will be discussed, your questions addressed and a treatment plan will be provided to you.
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We have found that establishing patients in this manner allows our practice to offer a higher quality of care and more conservative treatment recommendations.
It also allows us to be extremely efficient when you return for treatment. Until we examine your child, we do not know the extent of the work that will be required. We do not know the behavior of your child, any special needs he/she may have, or the necessary time that will need to be allocated to appropriately treatment your child.
Patients who wish to transfer from another dental office may be established with our office through a new patient examination appointment.
It's important to remember that this is a new & different experience for your child.
Some children may find it to be exciting, others may be a little anxious. In rare situations, where your child's anxiety cannot be alleviated with traditional methods, we may limit the visit to an exam and explore alternative options with the parent/guardian before proceeding. Dr. Lee, Dr. Sengel, and our entire team are well trained in handling these responses and in helping your child become comfortable in the dental environment; we will find fun ways to engage their interest and alleviate their anxiety. We want to earn their trust and build a foundation for many positive future dental visits.
We invite you to contact us if you have questions about your child's first visit to the dentist.