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.
The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other
and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "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 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.
We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!
Wear or bring any "Snoopy" item and we will
take a photo and place it on our Snoopy Hall of
Our office takes great pride in providing
healthy smiles to the following local cities and
...and all of Contra Costa County and the
For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please
click on the link below fill out the form by typing in each field, and then
print the New Patient Health History Form and
bring it with you to your first visit.