We are excited and look forward to meeting you and your child at the initial visit. Please come prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms so we can begin your child’s dental treatment. We will also ask you to fill out a few forms that help you become acquainted with our office. We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to independently accompany our staff during the dental experience. Children typically establish a closer rapport with Dr. Rojas and her staff when you remain in the waiting area. Our purpose in this is to gain your child’s confidence and help him/her overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room.
On Your First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends the first visit to the pediatric dentist occur shortly after the first tooth comes in. Why so early? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the AAPD all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who have a “dental home” are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care as well as feel more comfortable in the dental office. Dr. Rojas will gently examine your kid’s teeth, oral tissue and jaws. Teeth will be cleaned and polished and fluoride solution will be applied.
Why Choose Us:
Dr. Rojas will give each patient the individual attention that he/she deserves. Your children are our top priority and will be treated with the same care and tenderness as our own children. Dr. Rojas and her staff will take the time to explain the examination findings and treatment plan. We will always consider all appropriate treatment options and present the most conservative plans, when possible.
We always work to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Preschool children should be seen during the morning. That is when they are typically more refreshed and we can work more slowly to maintain the child’s comfort level. For routine visits, school age children can be scheduled throughout the day. Most treatment appointments will be scheduled during the morning hours. Our afternoon appointments are for routine visits, some new patients and older children requiring minor dental treatment.