Scheduling Your Appointment
Our office tries to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Our preschool children should be seen in the morning hours because they are fresher and we can spend more time with them to get them acclimated to the office setting. School-aged children needing a lot of dental work should be seen in the morning, as well. Often times, longer appointments give us the opportunity to spend more time with your child; and that in turn makes the restorative work a much more pleasant experience. Dental appointments are counted as excused absences. Missing school can be kept to a minimum when you keep your regular continuing care appointments.
Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient, we ask that you please notify the office 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Another patient who needs our care could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify him. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard. Our schedules are set up weeks and sometimes months in advance; so if you need specific times for your appointments, please ask us. Many parents set their re-care appointments on the day of their visit so as to get those times they like. Thank you for your help.
Accompanying My Child
Do I stay with my child during the visit?
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examinations. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you may come with your child to the treatment room. The door is always open. For safety and privacy of all our patients, children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room.