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First Visit

Dr. Baloul with patient during exam

Thank you for choosing our office for your child's dental needs. Dr. Baloul and the entire staff specialize in pediatric dentistry. We strive to provide a positive dental experience for you and your child.

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.

For your child's first dental visit in our office, we request the child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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.

Smiling patient

We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. 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.

Our office, as well as 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.

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!
Baby with blue and white dress

We provide diagnostic, preventive, and restorative dental care for your child using today's most advanced dental technology, equipment, and materials.

  • Tooth Colored Fillings, Fluoride Varnish
  • Sealants
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Habit Appliances
  • Interceptive Orthodontics

Comprehensive treatment is available for young children and children with special needs.


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