Your Child’s First Visit

What to Expect

If time permits before your child’s first visit, we will send you an office brochure containing pertinent information about our office, as well as a new patient registration form. You may also download and print them.

First of all, relax. Our pediatric dentists specialize in the gentle care and treatment of children. We make the dental office a friendly, non-threatening place to visit.

At your child’s first visit, we will review his or her medical and dental history and perform a comprehensive examination. For your peace of mind (and your child’s!) we welcome you to remain in the treatment room for the entire appointment. Families are welcome to stay with their children during any visit.

The examination will include cavity detection, periodontal (gum) exam, evaluation of the bite, screening for jaw joint problems and orthodontic evaluation.

X-rays will be taken at this time. If treatment needs are not complex, we will discuss our findings and possible solution options at this visit.

If your child experiences any anxiety or fear, we offer both Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), conscious sedation and general anesthesia to help them have a completely relaxing dental visit.


I’ve been coming to Chesheim Dental Associates since the mid-80’s. A friend of mine who was very pleased with their experience and results recommended them to me. Originally I came to see Dr. Rothwell because I had broken my front tooth and needed immediate care. After my initial problem was addressed, Dr. Rothwell and I discussed a treatment plan that would keep my teeth and gums healthy for life. The care I received was exceptional and I receive compliments on my smile all the time!

- Peggy