New Patient Forms
Please schedule your appointment with the office, before filling out these forms.
New Patient Forms
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by the age of one. Our “Dental Home” is focused on providing you and your family with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care in a fun, calming atmosphere. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make you and your child feel comfortable visiting our practice while providing the best care possible.
Preparing for your child’s first visit:
The first visit can be an exciting and anxious time. To help make this visit be more enjoyable there are a few things that you can do before you come to your appointment.
- Begin brushing early (eruption of first tooth) with a soft bristle toothbrush.
- Read age appropriate books about going to the dentist.
- Make the visit recognizable by showing your child pictures of Dr. Beck, Dr. Camm, the staff, and our office prior to your visit.
- Use caution when explaining procedures or instruments. We don’t use a “drill” we use a “tickle brush”. It will be more fun to meet “Mister Thirsty” than it would be to have a “vaccum” in your mouth.
- We never use the word “shot”. Just typing the word gets me anxious. Our staff is well prepared, educated, and experienced on how to best talk to children about instruments, procedures, and proposed treatment.
During your child’s first visit, we will:
- Review dental and medical history forms
- Talk to you about diet and hygiene history of your child
- Take digital X-rays of your child’s teeth and mouth if age and developmentally appropriate and diagnostically necessary
- Clean and polish your child’s teeth, checking teeth and gums for any early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis
- After the checkup and teeth cleaning are complete, Dr. Beck or Dr. Camm will meet with you and your child to complete an examination, discuss X-rays, help create an individual treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have.
- After your child’s exam we hope that you will feel empowered to implement any dietary and hygiene changes at home to help keep your child cavity free!
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep teeth and gums healthy.
We understand that you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit the dentist, please remember that your child’s appointments can last between 30 to 60 minutes.