It is our policy that parents may not accompany children into treatment rooms. Successful dental treatment depends on your child's full cooperation. A parent being present in the treatment room not only inflates a child's sens of fear and distrust, it creates unnecessary distractions for both the child and the doctor.
We understand that this is difficult for some parents, but please trust that our number one priority is care and compassion for your child.
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Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
Any dental X-rays if applicable.
A list of medications you are presently taking.
If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e. antibiotics, for pre-med.)
If your previous dentist has taken recent x-rays (within 6-months), you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
Thank you for choosing us to provide quality, comprehensive dental care for your child. Developing a comfort with dentistry is something that will serve your child well throughout life. It is our goal to provide your child with an enjoyable, interactive and educational dental experience. The trust and rapport necessary for this to occur develop most naturally through one-on-one interaction between child and clinician. While parents are welcome to take part in preventive appointments, it is not necessarily encouraged.
At the completion of your child's preventive appointment, Dr. Taylor will discuss with you his clinical findings and answer any questions you or your child have. Should your child require treatment beyond routine preventive care, Dr. Taylor will explain the procedures and treatment options. No treatment will be rendered without your full understanding and consent.