What To Expect
Happy Tooth visit
The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Dental Association recommend children have their first dental visit when the first tooth comes in, usually between six and twelve months of age.
Establishing a dental home by age one can prevent decay by beginning education and preventive care as early as possible. In the same way you establish a medical home with your child’s physician for their well-child visits, you should have a dental home established to prevent decay and handle any dental emergencies.
Your child’s first dental visit in our office will include a review of their medical and dental history and a thorough dental exam. We will help your child learn what to expect by telling, showing and doing. Many parents are surprised about how much children let us do!
Tips For A Positive Dental Experience
Calming An Anxious Child
Each child is different so we tailor dental experiences to each child. We will help your child learn about what happens at the dentist by telling, showing and doing. Many parents are surprised by how much children let us do!
Our team makes every effort to obtain your child’s trust and cooperation through warmth, charm, humor and understanding. We believe strongly in meeting children where they are at and slowly introducing the dental experience.
Children With Special Healthcare Needs
Dr. Dobbins has experience providing dental care to children with a wide range of special health care needs.
The entire team at Sunny Day is proud that our office provides a dental home to many children/young adults who might otherwise have to go without routine preventive dental care in a private practice setting.
If your child requires more extensive dental treatment, Dr. Dobbins is in partnership with the dental clinic at Children’s Mercy Hospital and will help facilitate as needed.