The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Dental Association and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.
Tell your child that the dentist is a friendly doctor who will help your child stay healthy. Talk about the visit in a POSITIVE, matter-of-fact way, as you would about any important new experience. The less said concerning the visit, the better. A visit to the office can be a very pleasant adventure for both you and your child.
Prior to your child’s appointment, we ask that you download and print the New Patient Packet to complete all required forms.
We are committed to treating you as a complete individual, working with you to develop a plan that includes your total health. We are committed to our friends and family in Evansville and the surrounding areas and believe our practice shares an integral role in building our community.
It’s important for you, the patient, to understand how your dental insurance works, what it covers and what it does not.
We file insurance as a courtesy to our patients. All insurance plans that allow a choice of dental provider are accepted. We provide an estimate, based upon the insurance company’s information.
We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. Payment arrangements are discussed on a case-by-case basis.
✔️Try to make early appointments that don’t conflict with nap or mealtime…young children do best when they are rested.
✔️The best time for a young child’s dental visit is in the morning. Early dental experiences will set the tone for how your child will forever view their trips to the dentist. Make these visits a priority. Missing a small amount of preschool can lead to a lifetime of anxiety free dental visits for your child.
✔️ Try to make appointments that don’t conflict with nap or mealtime. Young children do best when they are rested.
✔️ Set a good example by letting your child see you brush and floss regularly.
❌Do not let the child know that you have any anxiety about going to the dentist.
❌Do not threaten a dental visit as a means of punishment. Do not let anyone tell your child scary stories about a dental visit.
❌Do not bribe your child into going to the dentist. Promising a special gift tends to make children suspicious. Offering a reward indicates that there is something to fear.
❌Do not come for a visit when your child is not feeling well. They will be miserable and not have a very good experience and they will infect other children in the practice.
❌A parent or legal guardian is required to be present on the day of your child’s first dental visit. We cannot begin your child’s visit without accompaniment by either a parent or legal guardian