Children should be seen for their first dental visit by the age of one as recommended by both the Canadian Dental Association and Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. By seeing children and infants at an early age, we can assess their risk for developing dental disease and teach good oral care to encourage a life time of oral health.
What To Expect
At this visit you will be requested to complete a questionnaire that helps us determine the best approach to care. To save time and waiting you may click here to download these forms to complete and bring to the initial consultation. Please bring a complete list of any medications including homeopathic or herbal remedies that your child may be using. Some children also like to bring a drawing or picture of their family as a way to introduce themselves to our team.
You and your child will first be seen in a family-friendly room where you will have an opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions. Dr. Friedman and Dr. Ari may request that x-rays or photos be taken. Dental radiographs help diagnose early cavities, abscessed teeth, cysts, congenitally missing teeth and root fractures. We use digital radiographic techniques and equipment to ensure a minimum radiation exposure and the highest level of safety for your child.
We ask that you allow for at least an hour to ensure our team has the time to assess and discuss all the needs and recommendations for your child’s care. Please do not expect any treatment to be completed at this consultation. The first dental visit should be enjoyable and positive and allow us to build a relationship of trust with the child.
We are committed to providing you with the best dental care available and by providing preventative care we can help you to lower the cost of oral care.
Even though insurance benefits are solely the responsibility of the policyholder, we are happy to assist you in understanding your insurance benefits and will provide estimates for all recommended treatment.
If your insurance company allows electronic processing of claims and we have all your current valid policy information, we will gladly submit your claim to the company so you are reimbursed quickly.