Getting to know our dentists and staff will be a fun and enjoyable experience for you, your child and us. We will review your child’s history and make sure you are comfortable with our procedures and staff. Your child’s first visit in our office will include:
- Meeting the dentist and staff
- Taking a picture by our Growing Tree
- Cleaning, polishing and scaling (as needed) of teeth
- Fluoride treatment
- Digital Radiographs (as needed)
- Thorough oral examination including diagnosis, treatment planning and referrals (as needed)
- Oral hygiene instructions including brushing, toothpaste, flossing and fluoride treatment
- Review of oral habits, diet and behavioral management
We believe that good oral hygiene begins with honest communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about your child’s symptoms, treatments, and our recommendations. By working together, we can achieve a true partnership. We strive to make you feel comfortable and satisfied with our collective decisions for your child. Ultimately we have one common goal – keeping your child’s smile beautiful and healthy!
Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. By preparing yourself and your child, you can make the first visit to the dentist a positive and enjoyable experience. We recommend that you inform your child of the appointment, and prepare him/her with fun and motivating dental resources such as books, video clips, games, etc. We also suggest that you refrain from using words around your child that may cause unnecessary fear. Dr. Sanjuan and his staff use words that are non-frightening to your child, but still convey the same information. We encourage you to look at our Fun Terminology and practice with your child before his/her appointment.
We know how anxious parents may feel during their child’s first visit to the dentist, and we invite you back to join your child during his/her appointment. During future visits however, we kindly ask that you allow our staff to guide your child through the dental experience. When you are not present, our staff can build a closer rapport with your child, which can help alleviate future anxiety. We genuinely encourage self-independence to help promote the growth and development of your child. Here at TLC, we want to build a trusting relationship with you and your child. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please do not hesitate to ask.
New Patient Forms
For your convenience, we have provided you with the New Patient Forms below so that you may fill them out prior to your appointment. We look forward to seeing you and your family!