At First Impressions, we recognize that no two children are alike. We approach each patient individually, identifying and addressing your child’s specific needs, fears, and personalities.
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Making dental care fun and comfortable can create a lifetime of good oral health habits. Our office atmosphere is inspired by children and filled with bright colors, a play yard, video games, their favorite TV programs, and kid-sized equipment.
Before Your First Visit
- Please take a moment to review your insurance and verify your child’s enrollment or eligibility. Please bring your card to all dental appointments, your card may be different from your medical insurance card.
- Please visit Online Patient Forms and follow the instructions to complete your child’s health history forms before your visit. If you do not have time, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete.
- Please have a parent or legal guardian attend the first appointment for your child.
- Please, if you need to reschedule your appointment, please call us at least 48 business hours in advance so we can offer that time to another patient.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
In most cases, the initial appointment will be for examination only. Depending on the age of your child, a cleaning, fluoride treatment, and x-rays may also be done. If dental treatment is necessary, a treatment plan will be discussed with you. No Restorative Work Will Be Done At The First Appointment.
Upon your arrival, you will see that our offices are child-centered, child-focused, and you will notice the attention to detail we have put forth to ensure that your child will have a positive experience. We work to create a trusting environment focused on children to build the foundation necessary for a child to confidently grow and develop so as to prevent the stigma and anxiety so prevalent in many adults about dental appointments. Our practice culture and philosophy allows us to work directly with your child and allow them to develop a great sense of accomplishment and pride towards their individual growth. Although we do not have parents back during the child’s dental appointment, all parents are welcome to visit, tour, and observe the approach we take in delivering your child’s dental care. We ask that during your child’s dental visit you respect our principle tenant of care with your child and remain in the reception area. You are always welcome to visit prior to or after your child’s visit to learn more about our approach. You will observe that our team will explain all procedures and answer any questions your child may have during their appointments. We are specially trained to give children our attention at their appropriate level of development. As a result, most children are more calm, comfortable, and develop a great deal of confidence during examinations and procedures.
If at any point you have questions or concerns regarding our methods, please do not hesitate to ask.
What to expect during your 3-3.5 years old or younger’s first dental visit
There will be a $50.00 fee for our Best Care Caries Management Risk Assessment along with any co-pay’s required by your insurance. The $50.00 Best Care fee is a one-time non-covered service fee as defined by Medicaid due at your first appointment.