We want your child’s visits with us to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

You can help make their first visit a positive experience by speaking positively when discussing the visit. You may even want to check out a children’s book or video from the library about going to the dentist to help them get ready.

When you arrive, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms. These will help us begin your child’s dental treatment and help you get acquainted with our office. We will review these forms with you. We welcome you to accompany your child to the exam chair. However, we may ask you to leave if we sense that the child would cooperate better without your presence.

Next, we will clean your child’s teeth. After cleaning, fluoride will be administered to the child’s teeth. Sometimes x-rays will be taken. After a comprehensive examination of your child by Dr. Le, any findings will be discussed with you. We will also help you with a demonstration of correct brushing and answer any questions that you might have.

During your visit with us, we will do “Show and Tell” of the equipment and what we are doing using terms that will help your child understand and feel comfortable. Below are some examples:

Mr. Slurpy – Suction
Squirt Gun – Water Syringe
Mr. Bumpy – Slow Speed Drill
Mr. Whistle – High Speed Drill
Purple raincoat – Rubber Dam
Vitamins for the Tooth – Fluoride
Piggy Nose – Nitrous Oxide
Cavity Bugs – Cavity or Holes
Spray Sleepy Medicine – Give a Shot
Sleepy Jelly – Topical Anesthetic
Spin Tooth Brush – Prophy Angle
Take pictures – X-Rays

We want to make your child’s first appointment a positive one in order to set the tone for future appointments.

If Dr. Le and our staff discover that further preventative or restorative treatment is needed, than follow-up appointments may be scheduled.