As your trusted Newport Beach children’s dentist, Hersch Pediatric Dentistry aims to give each and every child an excellent head start on developing a lifetime of healthy smiles. Having said that, the initial step toward accomplishing this is by taking your child to his or her first visit to the local dentist for kids. We understand that many children may be fearful about their first visit, but we’re here to do whatever we can to alleviate your child’s anxieties and create an enjoyable first experience.
A Child's First Visit
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, it’s recommended that a child first visit the dentist either six months after his or her first tooth appears or by the age of one. At Hersch Pediatric Dentistry, we aim to make this first visit as enjoyable and positive for your child as possible. We want your child to get to know our doctors and become acclimated to our office. Having a comfortable first appointment will help put your child at ease for any future dental visits.
During this visit, we’ll record the child’s dental and medical history and complete a comprehensive examination. We’ll discuss any findings with you and we’ll also review the importance of maintaining a great dental health regimen for your child in order to ensure a healthy smile for life.
Important Forms for Your Newport Beach Pediatric Dentist
At Hersch Pediatric Dentistry, we do our best to make your first visit with us run as smoothly as possible. That is why we help ensure you’re prepared beforehand with all the right information and necessary forms. Online forms to have filled out before your first visit includes your New Patient forms and Patient Information form. PDF forms to download includes your Medical History Questionnaire, Notice of Privacy, and our Financial Policy forms.
We also proudly work with most insurance provided in the Delta Dental Premier and Anthem Blue Cross networks and will do our best to work with you on payment plans for whatever your insurance may not cover. That’s because, at Hersch, we’re proud to be your chosen pediatric dentistry in Newport Beach, where your dental well-being is always our top priority.
Comforting Your Child
While this first visit to the children’s dentist may make a child anxious, it’s important for parents to not make a big deal about it. Children can often pick up on these anxieties and become even more fearful. There’s no need to worry anyway – we’re completely experienced in working with anxious children. We’re capable of explaining treatment procedures in a positive manner that will help avoid any negative feelings about preventative dentistry. Also, as a provider of sedation dentistry for kids, we’re also able to administer sedatives for patients with severe dental phobias.
Visit Your Newport Beach Children's Dentist!
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with a dentist for kids, we encourage you to give us a call at (949) 644-0611. Alternatively, you can fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to meeting you and providing your child with the preventative dentistry necessary to help your child have a lifetime of healthy smiles!