Chesheim Dental Associates

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.

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.

Chesheim Dental Associates

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! If you would prefer to come back with your child, you are most welcome!

By listening to our parents, we found most to be concerned with the mercury and nickel content of silver fillings. Therefore, we use composite (tooth-colored) material that keeps your children’s teeth looking amazing without sacrificing function.

Yes, our hours were made by request to meet the needs of those who prefer to bring their children before or after school and for those who do not mind bringing in their children during school hours. We also offer Saturday appointments, too!

We follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and take x-rays for means of diagnosing oral pathology and tooth decay, as well as for growth and development.

Yes, our pediatric dentists on staff have a vast amount of experience with children that have all levels of special needs. Our pediatric dentists will often do joint cases with our patient’s medical doctors that have recommended a hospital facility for various procedures. We are able to see many special needs children in the office as well, and may even recommend sedation if necessary.

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Always feel comfortable at every visit as they bring me up to speed on any dental issues and give advice on what I should continue doing or be doing better. I always feel that I am in good hands. keep up the great work

— Chuck R.

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