We are always excited to welcome new patients into our practice.
In accordance with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of pediatrics, we recommend that every child should be seen for an oral evaluation within 6 months of the eruption of his/her first tooth or before his/her first birthday.
What we do at the first visit will depend, in part, on your child's age and cooperation. Above all else, we strive to make the first visit an easy, fast, positive experience, so your child will want to return in the future.
We always emphasize that we are fostering the development of a person who will seek dental care for a lifetime.
A typical first visit includes:
- Meeting Dr. Lesley and the staff
- A tooth cleaning
- A comprehensive exam and treatment plan
- X-rays (if needed)
- Fluoride treatment
- Diet and oral hygiene education
Parents are welcome to accompany their child throughout the entire visit. We strongly recommend children under the age of 7 be seen in the morning when they are fresh; we have excused absence forms for you to bring to your child's school if needed.
In preparing your child for his/her first visit, please be positive and explain that it will be a fun visit where we will brush and count his/her teeth and leave the rest of the details to us; Dr. Lesley will gladly answer any further questions he/she has about the appointment.
Please download, print, and complete this New Patient Health History Form. Bring it with you for your first visit.
If you are returning for a cleaning visit, we are excited to see you again! Please download, print, and complete our Update Form for Returning Patients and bring it with you to your appointment.