For 15 years we have served the Hoboken, NJ and surrounding communities, and have had the privilege of caring for its youngest members. Because of the trust parents have bestowed on our team, it has made it necessary for us to expand our practice, carving out space, and a dedicated pediatric dentist for them.
We recognize that early dental experiences have a profound impact on one’s long-term attitude toward care. Having a hand in molding that attitude in a caring and compassionate manner makes such a difference, that we believe every child should be given that opportunity.
Our mission is to instill positive attitudes towards dental health care in children which will result in the confident comfortable adult patient. This is accomplished by building a partnership with families through education, and giving them the necessary tools to make the best decision for their child’s future dental health.
What To Expect At First Visit
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.
You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, 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.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle”, “shot”, “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.
We invite you to stay with your child during their visit. Depending on your child’s age, needs and cooperation, your child will receive a comprehensive exam, possible x-rays and a cleaning. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult. Make an appointment today!
Suggested Reading To Prepare For First Visit
Curious George Visits The Dentist
Elmo Visits The Dentist