During your first visit to Smile Galaxy Pediatric Dentistry, you and your child will become familiar with our office and staff. We will make a great effort to ensure that your child feels comfortable in this new environment. Our dentists request that parents accompany their children into the examination bay during this initial visit. This introduces parents to our treatment environment, allows the doctor to discuss their dental findings, and provides parents with a general idea of our office's philosophy. Depending upon your child's response during this initial visit, your child's dentist will provide recommendations for following appointments. If you are asked to accompany your child into the treatment area during subsequent visits, we suggest that you act as a "silent & supportive" observer only. It is very important for us to establish cooperation and trust directly with each patient. In turn, this will help your child establish a long lasting relationship with their dentist, which should precipitate a positive outlook on dentistry.

 

Once your child's dentist has established his findings, they will review them with the accompanying parent or legal guardian. Our dentists take an active role in deciding which treatment options are best for each individual child and will rely on your input. After these options have been thoroughly explored, you will receive a detailed treatment plan, which includes all treatment recommendations, costs and any insurance information. A Treatment-Financial Coordinator will then review this information and will explain how your specific insurance benefits work. Lastly, all payment options will be explored, an appointment will be scheduled and any final treatment questions will be answered.

 

We ask all our parents to feel free to contact our office at (405) 692-1222 during normal business hours to ask any questions regarding types of treatment, future appointments or general dental questions. Your child's dentist or an educated staff member will always be happy to answer any of your questions!

 

Each parent will also be given access to our 24-hour emergency phone number, where you will have immediate access to our dental staff every day of the year.

Your Child's First Visit

Helpful tips to remember...

  • Expect your child to have a pleasant experience.

  • Arrive 10-15 mins before your child's appt to complete necessary new patient paperwork or print and fill these out before your appt. Just click on the download link at the bottom of this page and then print with your home printer.

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

  • Usually during this first visit we: examine the erupted teeth for cavities, the gums for infection, and the other mouth tissues for abnormalities (we refer to this as "counting the teeth").

  • Evaluate occlusion (the way teeth come together) and the jaw joint

  • Check for sufficient room for the permanent teeth

  • Determine the effects of childhood habits (e.g. thumb sucking, pacifiers, bottles, etc.)

  • May take selected x-rays ("pictures") of the mouth to locate decay, infections in the bone and position and location of un-erupted teeth. To assure that every precaution is taken for the safety of your child during x-ray procedures, we use a digital x-ray system, which supplies up to 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays

  • Will review preventive measures, such as proper tooth brushing, flossing, fluoride, and diet

  • Will clean ("brush") your child’s teeth and apply a topical fluoride treatment, if your child is cooperative

  • If your child is suffering from dental pain (toothache, etc.) emergency treatment will be given.

Cookie gets a check-up
Cookie gets a check-up

Cookie likes getting his teeth checked at the pediatric dentist too.

Our pediatric dental team is specially trained to work with kids and special needs children and adults.

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(405) 692-1222

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9801 S Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City

Please print and bring these completed forms to your child's first dental appointment