First Visit

Along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled by his/her 1st birthday. It is very important to make the first visit as positive and enjoyable as possible. We want your child to enjoy getting to know our doctors and staff and to feel safe at all times. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and puts the child at ease during future dental visits. Let the child know that the doctors and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he/she has. Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they feel.

Parents should not elaborate on details of the visit and refrain from using any words that could cause unnecessary fear; such as “needle” or “drill.” We are experienced in dealing with children that have anxiety and can explain treatment procedures in a positive and pleasant manner to avoid any nervous or negative feelings toward dentistry.

At the child's first visit we will; record the child’s dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination, and discuss any findings with you. We will also review the importance of maintaining a good dental health program with you and your child to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life!



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113 W. El Portal Dr.
Suite B (Building #8)
Merced, CA 95348

Marie D. Moran, D.D.S.
Alan W. Hoffman, D.D.S.
Teresa Lee, D.D.S.

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