Here’s what to expect when you come to the island for the first time…
The initial exam will last approximately one hour. Oral hygiene instructions will be provided by our staff, along with suggestions to help you care for your child’s teeth. In most cases, we will also clean your child’s teeth on this visit and provide an evaluation that will outline your existing dental problems and proposed treatment. Dr. Gema is a pediatric dentist, meaning she has additional training in caring for children’s oral health. Much of your initial exam will be dependent on your child’s age, needs and comfort level.
When Does Your Child Need Their First Visit
According to the AAPD, your child’s visit should be around his or her first birthday. Primary teeth (baby teeth) are very important even though they will be lost. Proper chewing and eating, space and positioning and jaw bone development are all dependent on primary teeth.
Preparing Your Child
For an enjoyable and comfortable visit, it’s best not to use any concerning or fearful words regarding the visit. Let them understand that it should be a pleasant visit where the dentist will explain what’s going on and answer any questions.
In order to make your first visit more enjoyable we encourage you to fill the following online forms. All the information you provide is secured and will not be shared with any third party entity.
We want to know more about our patients . Please click here for the Patient Information form
Please click here for the HIPAA consent form, this will help us comply with your rights to privacy.
Child Dental History
We need to know your child’s dental history in order to provide the best possible dental care. Please click here for the dental history form.
Patient Insurance Information
Let’s be one step ahead with all the insurance paperwork. Please click here to provide us with your insurance information if you have one.