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First Visit Tips - Special Needs Pediatric Dental Care | Rockford, IL


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Rockford IL pediatric dental care tips for your child's
first visit age 1 - 18. Pediatric dental care for
children, adolescents, and patients with special needs.

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  • 1. Start Your Childs Dental Care Early!
  • 2. “Dentistry That Cares From The Start” •From your first dental care visit 1 - 18 years old, we will count and clean your children's teeth.
  • 3. Important To Maintain Baby Teeth
  • 4. • Our office is set-up as one large room with several dental chairs for exams and cleanings. All parents are welcome into the exam area.
  • 5. All Parents Welcome
  • 6. • We recognize that many children have had or still have ‘dental anxieties’ and that sometimes
  • 7. Those anxieties may be inadvertently or subconsciously conveyed to your child.
  • 8. Safe Dental Care For All Children
  • 9. •We are committed to providing safe dental care for all children regardless of their developmental or other special health care needs.
  • 10. Regardless of Their Needs
  • 11. •Be assured our office will give your child all the attention and gentleness required for a positive dental experience.
  • 12. Positive Dental Experience
  • 13. •We’ve outlined some preplanning tips you as the parent can do to help both you and your child have a great experience at our office.
  • 14. Tips For Your Childs First Visit
  • 15. 1. Very young children don’t have a realistic sense of time. Wait until the day of the appointment to inform your child.
  • 16. Tell them you’re going to visit a tooth doctor who will count their teeth and teach them how to take care of their teeth.
  • 17. Showing Your Child Dental Care
  • 18. 2. We have plenty of toys, books and videos in the office – most kids don’t want to leave!
  • 19. Your Child Will Learn How To BRUSH
  • 20. 3. Emphasize the adventure of visiting a new place, meeting new people and being the center of attention.
  • 21. Do NOT use words like ‘drill,’ ‘hurt’ or ‘needle’ – they will only create unsure thoughts in your child.
  • 22. Examine Infants and Toddler While In Your Arms
  • 23. 4. We examine infants and toddlers while sitting on their parent’s lap in the dental chair.
  • 24. We Check Teeth of Dolls and Stuffed Animals
  • 25. 5. If your child has a special toy or a blanket they rely on when they are anxious, please bring it to the appointment.
  • 26. We check teeth of dolls and stuffed animals, too, so if your child has a favorite one, please bring it.
  • 27. We Check Teeth of Dolls and Stuffed Animals
  • 28. The American Association of Pediatric Dentists defines persons with special health care needs as individuals who have a physical, developmental,
  • 29. Dental Care For Ages 1-18
  • 30. Mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires,
  • 31. Medical management, health care intervention and/or use of specialized service programs.