First Visit

We are pleased to welcome you to our practice and look forward to providing your child with quality dental care. Our Pediatric Dentists and dental team are dedicated to the oral health of children, teens, and the handicapped.

What to expect: Most routine first visits consist of a tooth cleaning, fluoride application, and a thorough exam completed by the dentist. X-rays may be taken depending on the age your child and the scope of the problem. We do try to refrain from taking x-rays until ages five or six. We utilize digital x-ray technology which is a better diagnostic tool and utilizes less radiation, than the traditional x-rays. If your child does require x-rays we would be happy to print out a copy for them to take home to show their family and friends.

It is best to refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, pull, drill, or hurt. Our staff makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to your child.

We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest that 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 may come with 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.

If your child needs to return to our office for an involved procedure we recommend scheduling it in the morning or early afternoon. It is usually better for the younger patient because they will not be tired from a full day, which usually leads to a more positive experience.

Our number one goal is to make everyone involved with our practice feel at ease. Our patients are always our number one concern. We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun and stress free one! Everyone on our staff is trained to work with children and truly LOVES working with them.

If you have any questions please call our office - we are happy to answer your questions.

A smile is forever!

Advice: Try to make your child's dental visit an enjoyable outing. Never use the visit as a punishment or threat. Emphasize the positive! The dentist will help to keep your child's teeth healthy; keep to yourself any anxiety that you might feel about dental visits.

A parent or legal guardian is required to be present on the day of your child's
first visit.  We cannot begin your child's visit without accompaniment by either
a parent or LEGAL guardian.

For your convenience when visiting our office, please click on the link below to print the New Patient Health History Form, complete the information and bring it with you to your first visit.

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 Pediatric Dentists, West Orange, NJ 07052 - Dr. Richard Eytel and Associates - Dentistry for Children of West Essex.  Serving patients in the surrounding cities
and areas of West Orange, Livingston, Verona, Essex Fells, Cedar Grove, South Orange / Maplewood, Montclair, Caldwell, Bloomfield, Roseland, Millburn / East Hanover, New Jersey.


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