If your child is over the age of 3, be prepared to allow your child to go into the treatment area with one of our experienced staff members. We have deliberately let aside sufficient time for your child to experience a well planned, pleasant introductory dental visit. We will invite you to come in toward the end of your child’s visit and at that time, we will discuss with you what we have found. Sometimes, it can be difficult to gain a child’s attention when he/she is distracted by parents and siblings. We try to keep our focus at all times on your child, and parental presence can occasionally undermine the communication and rapport that we are trying to establish with your child.
If your child shows anxiety about coming to the treatment area without you, you may certainly accompany him/her. Some children, particularly the youngest, are often more comfortable with a parent nearby. We may, however, ask you to be a “silent observer” and stand by quietly, in order to gives us the opportunity to establish communication and trust directly with your child.
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