Thank you for choosing to bring your child to Parkland Pediatric Dentistry. My entire staff would like to welcome you! Our goal is to provide a positive dental experience for both you and your child by in the most comfortable environment possible. As a mother myself, I understand the importance of helping children enjoy their first visit to the dentist and am dedicated to providing children of all ages with the high quality dentistry they need and deserve. We promise to treat every child as we would our own.
As a pediatric dentist, I have had 2 years of additional training after dental school. That specialized education is a component in my treatment considerations of the various ages of my patients. My staff and I understand that our younger patients have different needs from our older patients especially when it comes to dental treatment, communication, and education. Regardless of age, we appreciate that many children feel scared or uneasy about dental visit its and our friendly, fun, and gentle team will help your child and you feel relaxed, comfortable and at ease.
In order for you and your child to feel more comfortable in our office, we would like to familiarize you with our practice. Our vision is to make every dental visit a comfortable one. This process needs to begin at home, prior to your child’s first visit. We have found it best for parents to treat the appointment as a normal outing. Explain to your child that Dr. Melanie is going to count his or her teeth, take some pictures and brush them with a speci al too th brus h. We as k you to l et them know th at we are here to h el p m ake sure their teeth are healthy!
Your child’s dental experience begins with your participation and therefore we ask that at least one parent or legal guardian be present for the initial exam (not other relatives or friends). This initial visit will include a comprehensive examination, oral hygiene instructions, nutritional counseling, x-rays (only if necessary), and a consultation with Dr. Melanie. We are committed to patient/parent education and to providing excellent dental care for your child. Together we can give your child a beautiful smile and a lifetime of dental health.
We look forward to meeting you and your child soon!