We appreciate your trust in our dental staff as we provide dental treatment to your child. If your child is over the age of 3, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. Before your child is taken back, our staff will discuss with you any dental problems your child is experiencing and any changes in their medical history. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. In addition, parents that have dental anxiety themselves may find that their children have a more positive experience without them in the back. In fact, studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.
Our ultimate goal is to give your child the most chances to succeed in their dental treatment so that they may carry this confidence throughout the rest of their lives.