We believe that each child has a different comfort level in the dental environment, and we encourage parents to accompany their child for standard procedures so that parental comfort is always near. Our goal is to deliver a positive experience based on trust and communication, and we believe that an actively involved parent is very important to lay down a positive foundation.
You don’t have to travel far to get a little taste of paradise! Our beach-themed atmosphere is like wandering through a tropical resort. We have designed our office with children of all ages in mind.
Younger children are typically seen in our open bay treatment area, where the chairs are stationary and designed as colorful boats. In the hygiene bay, children who may be uncertain of their first experience have an opportunity to observe children with more experience and a higher comfort level, making it a great area for first time visits. It is also great for families with multiple children so they may be seen at the same time.
Catering to our young adults and those requiring a more private setting, we have individual suites that were designed with a surf shack appeal. These suites provide a more intimate setting with the ability to dim lights and control sounds, allowing us to cater to specific sensory needs.
As a parent, we tend to get nervous about the experience too! The best way to prepare your child for their first visit is to have a positive attitude and not to show your own apprehensions around your child.
Children often get nervous or scared when experiencing something new. Introducing them at an early age can help alleviate their fears and establish a positive outlook while teaching them the importance of oral health. Our goal is to make every child’s experience as fun and as comfortable as possible. We help decrease these fears by taking the time to listen to their concerns, interacting on a level they can understand and getting creative with our out-of-the-box thinking using special techniques to gain their trust.
We encourage you to talk to your child about their upcoming visit and discuss the importance of keeping their teeth healthy. Showing videos and pictures of our office and team members can help familiarize and reduce fears or anxiety.
We have created several fun and interactive tools to help prepare your child for their first visit. Check out our clinic gallery to provide a step by step visual of their upcoming visit.