You can make your child's first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Our young patients, in general, require unique attention not commonly given to adult patients. We will make EVERY possible effort to see that your child enjoys his or her experience. Please address any questions or concerns with the Dentist or a staff member prior to your appointment.
Parents are encouraged to accompany thier children into the treatment area during the appointment. The Dentist will discuss with you preventative measures and outline any further treatment, if required. You are encouraged to ask questions, but please refrain from talking while the Dentist or technician is talking to your child. This helps the dentist establish a rapport with your child and enhances communication. Some children respond better if, after they are comfortable, the parent returns to the waiting room during the procedure.
PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR A DENTAL PROCEDURE
WHAT TO SAY:
It's best if you inform your child of their appointment in advance. Please reassure them that the dentist and the staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. In discussing dentistry with your child, PLEASE DO NOT use words such as "needle", "hurt", or "drill".
The following are words we use in our office when working with children.
WE DON"T USEWE USE
Needle or Shot Sleepy Juice
Drill on Tooth Clean a Tooth
Pull or Yank a tooth Wiggle your tooth out
Decay or Cavity Sugar Bug
Examiniation Count Your Teeth
Rubber Dam Raincoat
Laughing Gas Magic Air
Also avoid phrases such as "the dentist isn't going to hurt you" as this may signal that something unpleasant is about to happen.
WHAT TO DO:
BE ON TIME. Check-In time for appointments is 15 minutes prior to the appointment time. Be sure to check in at the front desk.
DRESS COMFORTABLEY. Dress your child in something comfortable. Preferably layers that can be easily removed if the child becomes to warm.
STAY POSITIVE. We want your child to feel positive about coming the Dentist Office. A positive attitude will make all the difference in the world. Do not be upset if your child cries. It is completely normal for many children to react to new experiences with tears or by crying. We will do everything to treat your child like we would one of our own.
FOLLOW THE DOCTORS INSTRUCTIONS. If your child's Dentist thinks pre-medication is necessary, please follow the instructions on the prescription and arrive at your appointment as normal. If you have any questions regarding pre-medication of your child please call prior to your appointment.
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Nelson & Page Dental, P.C. 209 S 7th Street,Worland WY,US,82401 phone: 307-347-2544 (866) 945-8652 fax: 307-347-2352
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