The AAPD recommends a child see the dentist by his or her first birthday, or six months after the first tooth erupts. For many children, this will simply be a “look-see” visit. Most often, this initial exam is more of an informative session for parents to gather information on how to care for their little one’s teeth, as good oral care begins long before a full primary dentition is present.
Dentistry has been transformed by many changes over the past several years, such as technology, play areas that allow children to relax prior to entering the treatment area, and an open bay concept (in which children are able to see each other having their teeth “cleaned”).
It is extremely important to be as positive as possible about dental visits. A parent’s negative feelings or childhood experiences can easily be transferred to children if they pick up on unpleasant words or attitudes.
We take pride in our approach to helping children through the first dental experience, so if you aren’t sure what to say about the upcoming visit, just let us handle it!
For your convenience when visiting our office, please print the New Patient Packet below. Complete the information and bring it with you to your first visit. You may also download, print, and fill out the following forms and fax them to 864-234-8234.
- New Patient Information
- Financial Policy
- HIPAA Form
- Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)
- Notice of Privacy Practices
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Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry.
To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
- Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
- Exceed your expectations.
- Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
- Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.
What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.