For New Patients

Everything you need to know before your first visit

Welcome new patients!

During your first visit to our office, it is important for your child to establish a dental home in a positive and friendly environment.  During the first visit, you can expect us to obtain important background information, like your child’s medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor.  On this page, you will find practical information you need for your first visit:

What to Expect

What to Expect

Our office, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends that your child be seen for their first dental visit at age one.  As your child enters our kid-friendly office, we will introduce him/her to our wonderful dental team. During this first dental visit, the staff and doctors will review your child’s medical history, dental history, dietary habits, and oral hygiene routines at home.

The purpose of this first dental visit is to provide your family with the knowledge of how to care for your child’s teeth now and in the future. Please feel free to ask us any questions you have about your child’s teeth or hygiene techniques. We want this first visit to be educational, fun, and exciting for both your child and family.

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How to Prepare Your Child

We encourage you to talk to your child about their upcoming dental visit. We recommend reading books that help explain what will happen at the dentist office. You can also explain what we will be doing in a language that your child will understand.

Good words to use:

  • The dentist is going to count and brush your teeth.
  • The dentist may take some pictures of your teeth with a camera.
  • If you are a good helper, the dentist will give you some stickers and a balloon.

We ask that you please refrain from using these words:

  • Shot
  • Needle
  • Drill
  • Pull

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New Patient Forms

Please download and complete the New Patient Form so we can expedite your first visit. Once downloaded, you may edit the form on your computer or print it and complete it by hand.

In order to view or print these forms, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

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Payment and Insurance Information

We accept all dental insurance options except for DMO/DHMO’s and Discount Programs. We accept checks, cash, credit cards, and offer payment plans through Care Credit®.

We also participate with all Virginia Medicaid/Doral/Dentaquest programs.

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Contact Us

Have any more questions or ready to schedule your first appointment? Please contact us and our friendly staff will assist you.

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