Age 1 Dental Visit
Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that your child visit the dentist by his/her first birthday.
We understand that your child might be scared of going to the dentist. Our goal is to keep your child’s teeth healthy while making them feel comfortable and relaxed.
We want your child to enjoy getting to know our doctors and staff and have a positive experience. A happy first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. Let your child know that the doctors and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he/she has. Encourage them to share any fears with us. Parents should not make a big deal out of the visit and refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear. We are experienced in dealing with children with anxiety, and can explain treatment procedures in a positive way to avoid any negative feelings toward dentistry.
In this visit, we will record the child’s dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. Preventative health is achieved by the whole family working together. We encourage parents to be engaged in the treatment process and accompany your child as needed. We will review the importance of maintaining a good dental health program with you and your child to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life!
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best pediatric dental and orthodontic care. We accept all major credit cards, check, cash and many insurance plans.
The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your individual needs, and our staff will ensure you know what to expect before beginning treatment. We can work with you to tailor a payment plan to meet your needs.
Please call our office for the most updated information about insurance and payment options.
At PDO, the safety and well-being of our patients, office staff and doctors is a priority. Please help us keep your family and ours safe by following these recommendations, as we have enacted the following office protocols to minimize any possible exposure to COVID-19 or "coronavirus."
There will be mandatory pre-screening, temperature checks, and hand washing/sanitation when you come to your appointment.
Patients and parents will be asked to wait in their vehicles until called in to prevent any contact with other families in our waiting room. You will also be asked to wait in your vehicle while we attend to your child, to limit the number of people at any time in our office building, unless your child requires assistance.
Any person entering the building will be required to wear a face mask covering both the nose and mouth during the visit, when not in active treatment to limit the spread of the virus.
You may bring headphones, blankets, an IPAD or anything else that will not interfere with treatment to keep your child entertained during your appointment.
We are going paperless! To expedite your appointment, we recommend completing your child's mandatory medical history questionnaire and pre-screening forms related to COVID-19 once you receive a text with a link on your phone prior to the day of your appointment. If these forms do not work, you may go into our website , print, fill out and bring the forms with you, but please be advised you will be asked to complete the same form electronically at some point during your child's dental visits. If unable to complete at home, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to allow ample time to complete these mandatory forms.
We will make every attempt to contact you to confirm your appointment. We understand times are crazy, and our lives are busy; should you need to reschedule your appointment, please notify us 24 hours in advance. If we do not hear from you to confirm your appointment within 48 hours of your appointment time, please be advised your appointment slot may be given to another patient in need. If you know that you have recently changed phone numbers, email addresses, or other important contact information, please contact our office so we can appropriately update your electronic family file.
We have always and will always consider you a part of our family and we hope everyone is feeling happy, well and safe. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and trust in keeping your child and family safe.
Please take your time to complete these forms online prior to entering our office if possible. Just a few minutes now will save time during your visit! These forms will be encrypted and follow all safety practices.
If your child is under age 18 and you are the child's legal guardian, please fill out the following forms for your child prior to their appointment.
COVID-19 FORMS: THESE ARE MANDATORY FOR EACH VISIT
MEDICAL HISTORY FORMS FOR NEW & EXISTING PATIENTS
CONSENT FORMS: PLEASE FIND OUR MANDATORY CONSENT FORMS PRIOR TO YOUR CHILD'S APPOINTMENT BELOW. YOU WILL BE ASKED ON THE PHONE TO SIGN THE CORRECT FORM DEPENDING ON YOUR CHILD'S NEEDS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING WHICH FORM TO SIGN, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AT 954-581-7883.
For your convenience, you can download and either print the appropriate forms to bring to your appointment or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your child's appointment. Please feel free to bring your child's own clean headphone set so they are able to listen closely to their favorite TV show/movie during their visit.
11. CONSENT TO CONSCIOUS SEDATION AND TREATMENT (Oral sedation)
Here are some of the most common FAQs asked by parents in our PDO family:
Office Hours & Contact Information
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 5:00pm
7:30am – Noon
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