Dr. B and our team love working with children and are dedicated to great dental experiences.
- We, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.
- During your first visit, you will be introduced to our Pediatric Dental Team, given an office tour, and given an opportunity to discuss your child's unique smile and ways to keep it beautiful for years to come.
- Depending on the age of your child, he or she will either be given a knee-to-knee examination (where your baby’s head will rest on our doctor’s knee while their body is on your lap) or a regular exam in the doctor’s chair.
- Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help your child care for their own teeth. In most cases, we will also clean their teeth during this visit, and provide an evaluation that will outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.
Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available. We prefer to schedule preschool children in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for his or her comfort. School-aged children with a number of treatment needs should also be seen in the morning for the same reason. We will be happy to give your child a school excuse for the appointment time.
Since appointment times are reserved exclusively for each patient, we ask that you please notify our office 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you need to reschedule. Another patient who needs our care could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to contact them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.
Who Must Be Present?
According to Tennessee State Law, a parent, guardian, or designated adult over the age of 18 must be present throughout the entire appointment. For the first appointment, we require a parent or legal guardian to be present. For future appointments, we ask that you sign permission for other designated adults to bring your child.