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First Visit

Your first visit with your child is the most important.

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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.

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. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.

Environmentally Friendly Dental Care

We want to treat your children as if they're our own. Our office is unique in that we strive to ensure your child's visit is safe for their health and environmentally “green.” We have done our research to make sure that we provide an environment that is safe and pure. We aim to have the highest ethical standards and will only provide your child with treatment that is necessary and beneficial to them.

Our Commitment

  • Low-Radiation Digital X-Rays
  • BPA-Free Dental Materials
  • Mercury-Free Dental Materials
  • Latex-Free Practice
  • Formocresol-Free Dental Treatments
  • Non-Toxic Cleaning Products Used Daily
The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.
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Insurance

We accept the following insurances however we are open to consider other insurance plans not listed:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Delta Dental
  • Dentistat
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • NC Medicaid and Health Choice
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • DenteMax
  • South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare