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Your child’s initial preventive dental visit begins with a stop in the oral health room, where a staff member helps each child select a toothbrush to use and take home.

Young patients hear the benefits of good oral health and the importance of preventing tooth decay—all in a language children can comprehend. We will present “The Plaque Story” and explain the role of  “sugar bugs” in cavity formation. Your children will also learn the correct way to brush and clean their teeth. Then, they will receive a complete dental exam. This initial appointment usually takes about an hour and includes a parent consultation with the doctor.

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The exam includes screening for cavities, gum infections, and other abnormalities of the mouth and throat.  Dr. Weiner or Dr. Plocheck will evaluate your child's bite to see if there will be room for all of the permanent teeth.  The dentist also checks for proper alignment of the jaws.  In addition, we evaluate childhood habits such as thumb-sucking or tongue-thrusting so we can make appropriate preventive orthodontic recommendations.

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We do not ordinarily clean your child’s teeth on the initial visit to our office unless this procedure has been accomplished previously without a negative reaction. We will schedule a subsequent visit to clean the teeth, apply fluoride, and reinforce oral hygiene recommendations.

 

 

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We ask that you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over age three react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own. Nevertheless, if it is apparent that your child is too young or too anxious to tolerate separation, parental assistance is welcomed and encouraged.

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For your convenience...
We have provided our New Patient forms below. They will need to be completed prior to your child's first visit to our office.

You will also need to read the Notice of Privacy Practices form and print and sign the form of Acknowledgement and the form of Access.  This, Notice of Privacy Practices, presents the information that the federal law requires us to give our patients regarding our privacy practices.

Please click on the following hyperlink to open and print the forms:


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