Your First Dental Appointment|A Child's First Appointment

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Great Information regarding YOUR FIRST VISIT

First, we would like to welcome you. At Glen Valley Dentistry, you are our focus. We would like to get to know you and understand what your dental concerns, needs or questions may be. When you are introduced to our office for the first time, here is what you can expect from us:

goldFor your convenience we offer the forms you will need online at this link.
        


goldYou can email those ahead or complete and print them to bring with you to your appointment.

goldOur will guide you through a tour of our office and have a chance to talk with you one on one to answer any questions you may have.

goldShe will create a personalized photo arrangement of your teeth.

goldShe will also gather important information about your gums, teeth and overall health, including any xrays you already have or need to have.

goldYou will meet the dentist and spend time going over any concerns you may have, discuss what the hygienist has gone over with you, so we can offer you individualized care.

goldAfter a thorough assessment of your mouth, the dentist and hygienist will create a personalized plan to bring your mouth to its healthiest state possible.

goldAfter that assessment, it will also be determined if you are able to have your teeth cleaned that day or if your gum condition will require an additional appointment (s).

goldYou will have an opportunity to speak with our treatment coordinator to discuss any treatment needed. She will also inform you of financial options that you can utilize to help you have the mouth you deserve; including a 5% pay to day courtesy for treatment you need to schedule.

goldYou will receive a folder with the information discussed that day, as well as, information about services and products our office offers to our patients.

YOUR CHILD'S FIRST VISIT
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If your child is between the ages of 1-3: To help us better understand your child, in addition to the "Patient Forms" to fill out online with your information, we would like for you to fill out a supplemental questionnaire. Along with their patient form, you can email the questionnaire to us or bring it for their appointment.

Click on this link to access:

        

purpleTheir First Appointment - We recommend their first appointment to be around their first birthday. This first visit is called a "happy visit" and there is no fee. We take this opportunity to look in the child's mouth and also share helpful information and tips on keeping your child's mouth healthy right from the start. This is also a great opportunity to ask us any questions that you have.

purpleAge 2-4 - we recommend to see your child once a year until they turn 4, at which time, we begin the regular six month interval. If certain conditions are identified we may recommend more frequent visits.

A Dental Tip - to avoid early oral developmental problems and decay, it is always good to ween from bottle and/or pacifier at or near one year of age. It is also important, for the months when they are using a bottle, to never allow them to fall asleep with a bottle or sippee cup in their mouth in bed. This is the leading cause of early decay in young children.

purpleAge 4-18 - If your child is a new patient between these ages, they will see the dental hygienist and the dentist for their initial visit and typically will have their teeth cleaned at this appointment.
For your convenience we offer the forms you will need online at the link above labeled "Patient Forms". You can email those ahead to appointments@gvdentistry.com or bring those with you, completed, for your child's appointment.

For the convenience of families - Glen Valley appreciates how busy families can be, so we provide 3 hygienists Monday - Thursday to schedule your children at the same time. We have before and after school appointments available as well.