Age 1 Dental Visit

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!

Our Services

Insurance

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.

Patient Forms

FAQs

Here are some of the most common FAQs asked by parents in our PDO family:

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

1. COVID-19 PATIENT PRE-SCREENING FORM

2. COVID-19 INFORMED CONSENT

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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 dawn@pdokids.com 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. 

1. ANTERIOR TOOTH CONSENT (CAVITY OR FRACTURED TOOTH)

2. GENERAL ANESTHESIA OR IV SEDATION CONSENT

3. NITROUS OXIDE (LAUGHING GAS) CONSENT FORM

4. EXTRACTIONS/ORAL SURGERY AND LOCAL ANESTHESIA CONSENT

5. BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT/PAPOOSE (EMERGENCY BLANKET) CONSENT

6. RESTORATIVE TREATMENT (FILLINGS, CROWNS, ETC.) CONSENT

7. SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE TREATMENT (SDF) CONSENT

8. SPACE MAINTAINER/'SPACER CONSENT

9. SURGICAL WINDOW CONSENT

 

Our Location

We are conveniently located in Plantation on NW 5th Street. Please use zoom controls and map type selection features to toggle map placements and viewing options. Click on the directions link on the map to receive driving directions from Google Maps.

Office Hours & Contact Information

Weekday Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 5:00pm

Weekend Hours:
Saturday
7:30am – Noon

Call us at (954) 581-7883

Interested in Orthodontics? Visit our wonderful orthodontic team at www.southfloridabraces.com

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