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.


My wife had been going to Chesheim Dental Associates for years and was always urging me to go. When my dentist retired, I decided it was time to try them and none too soon! I broke my tooth and was in need of an immediate repair. Dr. Rothwell expertly repaired my tooth with excellent results. Because I had not seen a dentist in years, many of my previous repairs were failing and I was increasingly aware of my less than good looking smile. With dental problems looming in the future and feeling self conscious about my smile, Dr. Rothwell and I came up with a customized treatment plan. I’m so glad that moved forward with my plan. I cannot say enough about the exceptional care and experience I received. I should have listened to my wife years ago!

- Hugh