First Visit

Your Child's First Visit

The most common question we have regarding children is about what age should they start going to the dentist. At Children’s Dental Center of Madison, we follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry on when a child should first see a dentist. Accordingly, you should bring your child to see the dentist when the first tooth comes through the gums. During the first dental visit, we will get to know your child and get him/her acquainted with the dental office. During the initial visit, we also evaluate the child’s dental health, as well as offer tips in good dental care for your child. Our goal is to have our youngest patients feel comfortable and happy about visiting the dentist!
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What to Expect

For your child’s first visit to Children’s Dental Center of Madison, we like to do a comprehensive examination. This includes looking at your child’s teeth along with the supporting structures of the gums. The dentist will also address your child’s oral hygiene, as well as clean your child’s teeth. We will look at your child’s bite and will only take X-rays if necessary. This is the optimal time to ask questions about your child’s mouth and teeth.

Preparing for Your Child’s First Visit

A common complaint of parents is that their child is afraid of going to the dentist. At Children’s Dental Center of Madison, we are experienced in making a child’s first visit to the dentist as easy and comfortable as possible.

Keep in mind that some children are more nervous or anxious in new situations or environments. That is perfectly understandable. We encourage parents to be open and honest with their children about questions or fears they have regarding their first visit to the dentist.

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Patient Forms

Printable Forms

You may print off the forms, fill them out, and bring them with you to your appointment.

Health History Form

This should be filled out once per child.

Financial/Insurance Form

This should be filled out once per household.

Online Forms

For your convenience, you can fill out all of your patient forms electronically prior to your first visit. In addition, you may use these forms to update your information every year before you come to the office.

The forms come in two parts, please complete BOTH FORMS before coming in.

Health History Form

This should be filled out once per child.

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Financial/Insurance Form

This should be filled out once per household.

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Make sure your appointment is scheduled with our office and we’ll see you there! No need to print your forms out. We will receive them electronically.

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