Preparing for Your First Visit If it is your child’s first visit to the dentist or just the first time to a new office, we want you and your child to feel comfortable and have a great experience with us! It’s helpful to inform your child where they are going and make sure to always be positive. Using any negative words may plant fear into his or her mind that would not have been there otherwise. Never use words such as hurt, needle, shots or anything unpleasant. Our doctors and team are trained to tell your child what is going to happen in a very non-threatening way. For children under the age of 6, we recommend scheduling their appointment as early as you can when he or she is fresh and alert. Please expect your child to do well and have a great time at our office and chances are they will likely do just that.