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First Visit

first_visitYour child should visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better. Westchester Pediatric Dentistry is now offering a free exam for children of 2 years old and under, to learn more go to:

Free Appointment for 2 years old and under.

It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, pull, drill or hurt. The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.

If your child is over the age of 4, we may ask you to allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. We know that every parent has different parenting styles and we respect that.

How are Appointments Schedule?

The office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for their comfort. School children with a lot of work to be done should be seen in the morning for the same reason. Dental appointments are an excused absence. Missing school can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is continued.

Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient we ask that you please notify our office 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Another patient who needs our care could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.

What About Finances?

Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided. Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget, and gives your child the best possible care.  We accept cash, personal checks, debit cards and most major credit cards.  We do not accept or file dental insurance.  However, we will be happy to provide you with an insurance receipt at each visit.  These are standard forms you attach to your insurance papers or simply submit to your “flex spending.”

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!

 

Fill out our Online Forms to schedule your child’s first visit.

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Q&A Topic: Optimizing Infant and Toddler Dental Health
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Xylitol – Reducing Cavities
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the benefits of xylitol on t...
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Mouth Guards
  When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuri...
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Fluoride
  Fluoride is an element that has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little ...
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Seal Out a Cavity
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) ...
PatelMinerva
Q&A Topic: Optimizing Infant and Toddler Dental Health
Q. Why is it important for your infant/toddler to see a board certified pediatric dentist? A. A ...
thumbnail_xylitol_gum
Xylitol – Reducing Cavities
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the benefits of xylitol on t...
thumbnail_mouthguards
Mouth Guards
  When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuri...
thumbnail_fluoride
Fluoride
  Fluoride is an element that has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little ...
home-3
Seal Out a Cavity
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) ...
PatelMinerva
Q&A Topic: Optimizing Infant and Toddler Dental Health
Q. Why is it important for your infant/toddler to see a board certified pediatric dentist? A. A ...
thumbnail_xylitol_gum
Xylitol – Reducing Cavities
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the benefits of xylitol on t...
thumbnail_mouthguards
Mouth Guards
  When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuri...
thumbnail_fluoride
Fluoride
  Fluoride is an element that has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little ...
home-3
Seal Out a Cavity
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) ...
PatelMinerva
Q&A Topic: Optimizing Infant and Toddler Dental Health
Q. Why is it important for your infant/toddler to see a board certified pediatric dentist? A. A ...
thumbnail_xylitol_gum
Xylitol – Reducing Cavities
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the benefits of xylitol on t...
thumbnail_mouthguards
Mouth Guards
  When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuri...
thumbnail_fluoride
Fluoride
  Fluoride is an element that has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little ...
home-3
Seal Out a Cavity
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) ...
PatelMinerva
Q&A Topic: Optimizing Infant and Toddler Dental Health
Q. Why is it important for your infant/toddler to see a board certified pediatric dentist? A. A ...
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Xylitol – Reducing Cavities
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the benefits of xylitol on t...
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Mouth Guards
  When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuri...
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Fluoride
  Fluoride is an element that has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little ...
home-3
Seal Out a Cavity
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) ...
PatelMinerva
Q&A Topic: Optimizing Infant and Toddler Dental Health
Q. Why is it important for your infant/toddler to see a board certified pediatric dentist? A. A ...
thumbnail_xylitol_gum
Xylitol – Reducing Cavities
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the benefits of xylitol on t...
thumbnail_mouthguards
Mouth Guards
  When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuri...
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Fluoride
  Fluoride is an element that has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little ...
home-3
Seal Out a Cavity
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) ...
PatelMinerva
Q&A Topic: Optimizing Infant and Toddler Dental Health
Q. Why is it important for your infant/toddler to see a board certified pediatric dentist? A. A ...
thumbnail_xylitol_gum
Xylitol – Reducing Cavities
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the benefits of xylitol on t...
thumbnail_mouthguards
Mouth Guards
  When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuri...
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Fluoride
  Fluoride is an element that has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little ...
home-3
Seal Out a Cavity
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) ...
PatelMinerva
Q&A Topic: Optimizing Infant and Toddler Dental Health
Q. Why is it important for your infant/toddler to see a board certified pediatric dentist? A. A ...
thumbnail_xylitol_gum
Xylitol – Reducing Cavities
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the benefits of xylitol on t...
thumbnail_mouthguards
Mouth Guards
  When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuri...
thumbnail_fluoride
Fluoride
  Fluoride is an element that has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little ...
home-3
Seal Out a Cavity
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) ...
PatelMinerva
Q&A Topic: Optimizing Infant and Toddler Dental Health
Q. Why is it important for your infant/toddler to see a board certified pediatric dentist? A. A ...
thumbnail_xylitol_gum
Xylitol – Reducing Cavities
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the benefits of xylitol on t...
thumbnail_mouthguards
Mouth Guards
  When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuri...
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Fluoride
  Fluoride is an element that has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little ...
home-3
Seal Out a Cavity
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) ...