First Visit

    As soon as you walk through the door, you and your children will be aware of the magic and the beauty of our beach theme office. You experience joy and a wonderful sense of calm. You know you are in a special place! Disney movies, a wide variety of books and games make your children smile and feel relaxed and happy.

    When you arrive at our office you will be asked to fill out health history forms for your child.

    For your convenience, you can fill out the forms and submit them online on the link below.

    To print these forms you need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download Adobe Reader. For Mac users to access the Patient questionnaire, they will need to use Firefox or Chrome browsers to access the patient forms. The forms are currently not supported on the iPad.

    You are always allowed to accompany your child for their first visit. Our goal is that it will be easy and informative for you and your child. Dr. Lee will provide a thorough exam and talk to you about how to prevent dental disease, the care of your child’s teeth, and give you nutritional recommendations. She will complete a cavities risk assessment for your child and will address any issues of concern. So do bring all your questions!

    For treatment visits, we encourage you allow our staff to accompany your child. This will give us a chance to build rapport and trust with your child and allow your child the opportunity to gain confidence at the dental office. However, you are always welcome to accompany your child for any and all visits.

    Our highly trained staff knows how to keep children happy. We pride ourselves in being extremely gentle, friendly and positive with all our children. We go slow, and apply the SHOW, TELL, DO METHOD. This makes even a shy child feel nurtured and comfortable.

    Many parents want to know the best way to prepare their child for their first visit. Here’s a case where saying less is actually more. Tell them they are going to have their teeth counted and it will be fun and easy.

    Approach your first visit in a casual manner and it will be enjoyable and positive. We encourage parents to refrain from using frightening words like pull, hurt, drill or shots. Dr. Lee and our staff stay consistent with a soft tone throughout the appointment and add fun, kid-friendly images like, Mr. Thirsty (the saliva ejector), Mr. ToothTickler (the polisher) and Mr. Whistler (the drill). Please do not share your anxiety about the visit with your child. An anxious parent can contribute to a child’s own anxiety.

    For our patients younger than two years of age… Click here for the Aloha Exam

    There are many educational books that may help a child prepare for his/her first visit to the dentist.

    Our goal—happy children and parents!