At Villalon Callis Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry on when a child should first see a dentist. We recommend bringing your child to see us when the first tooth comes through the gums, or age 1 at the latest. During your child’s initial visit, we will do a full cleaning, comprehensive exam, and provide guidance on a plan moving forward. We strive to make sure our youngest patients feel comfortable, safe, and excited about a trip to the dentist!
During your child’s first visit to Villalon Callis Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we will perform a comprehensive examination of your child’s teeth and gums, provide a thorough cleaning, take x-rays if necessary, and discuss your child’s long-term treatment plan. A dentist and our staff will address your child’s oral hygiene, diet, dental development, and habits. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have about your child’s oral health at this visit. The first visit is our opportunity to get to know you and your child and to create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your child’s needs.
A common complaint of parents is that their child is afraid of going to the dentist. At Villalon Callis Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we are experienced in making a child’s first visit to the dentist as easy and comfortable as possible.
Keep in mind that some children are more nervous or anxious in new situations or environments. That is perfectly understandable. We encourage parents to be open and honest with their children about questions or fears they have regarding their first visit to the dentist.
To save time, we encourage you to fill out your form online before you come in or you can print and complete the New Patient form in advance, and bring it with you. Please do not sign this form as we will require that it is signed in our presence.