Patients just like you have asked us questions and our team of doctors have responded. Check out our FAQs below. If you have a question for one of our doctors that has not been included in this list, please contact us.
We strongly recommend that a parent be present during their child’s treatment in case we should have any questions and/or issues. We understand there are times where you may need to leave during your child’s appointment. If this happens, we may require that you sign a waiver allowing us to perform the needed procedure(s) in your absence. We also require a phone number where you can be reached during that time. As a general rule, we do prefer a parent to be present during the duration of the appointment.
The dentist will do a thorough exam to diagnose what type of cleaning is needed. They will also address any other issues that may be of importance to your overall dental health.
While we do not forbid a parent from going back with their child, it has been our experience that children typically do better when the parent is not in the room.
Yes, we see children of all ages. We do everything we can to make sure their first visit at Family Dental Center is a positive one. We want them to look forward to coming to the dentist!
While we understand emergencies do happen, we do request a 24-hour notice if you need to cancel an appointment. This allows us to schedule other patients who may be waiting to be seen.
For routine exams and hygiene visits, it is recommended that you make your next appointment after each hygiene visit, as these appointments fill up fast. This is especially true if you need early morning or late afternoon. This assures that you will get an appointment that fits in your schedule. Treatment plans can usually be scheduled within a couple of weeks.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends taking your child to his or her first dental visit by the age of 1 year. Family Dental Center follows the protocols of the ADA, and we try to use this first appointment as a “get to know your child” visit. Children have teeth by age 1, and it is important to establish a dental home as early as possible. This has been shown to be effective in educating both parents and children.