How are appointments scheduled?
Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. It is recommended that preschool children be seen in the morning when they are most alert and thus most comfortable. School children with a lot of work to be done should be seen in the morning for the same reason. The dental visit in our office should be viewed as a learning and educational experience.
Missing school can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is continued.
Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient we ask that you please notify our office 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Since our policy is to minimize your stay in the waiting room and receive you and your child on schedule, we try to allocate for each child enough time and refrain from overbooking.
Another patient, who needs our care, could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.
Do parents stay with their child during treatment?
Parents are always welcomed! Sometimes, however, we may request that you stay in the reception area if we feel that your child will do better by himself/herself. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and provide a positive dental experience. We may suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present.
During sedation procedures parents are requested to remain in the waiting room area.