Pediatric Dentist St. Cloud, Buffalo & Baxter, MN 56303, 55313 and 56425 - Drs. John Collier and J. David Collier - Koala Dental Center

Pediatric Dentist First Visit

 



Your child should visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. 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", "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.

If your child is over the age of 3, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!

For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please click below to print the New Patient Health History Form, complete the information and bring it with you to your first visit.

 

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Waite Park, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Monticello, Buffalo, Little Falls and St. Michael,  Minnesota.

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