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Attention: Parents
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Thank you for this opportunity to introduce you to Gibbs Dentistry, and our philosophy for how children are to be treated during their visits. To better prepare for the first visit, it is important that parents know what to expect upon arrival the day of your child’s dental appointment.

You can save time on your first visit, by completing some of the Medical Records and Privacy Forms in advance. For more info go
HERE.

GIBBS DENTISTRY IS A KID FRIENDLY ZONE

  • • THE FIRST VISIT…"YES, WE CAN!"
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    The first visit at the dentist office can be an adventure for young children. They will make many discoveries about their teeth and themselves. Some come into the office excited, others are apprehensive. At Gibbs Dentistry, we strive to create a positive dental attitude for your child... and parents are critical in helping us achieve this goal.
  • • PREPARATION FOR YOUR CHILD'S APPOINTMENT
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    When discussing dental care with children, we pay careful attention to the language we use... thus creating a positive and relaxed mind set. In other words, we encourage the use of friendly terms and try to avoid words that might sound scary. When working with children, we encourage the use of the following words:

    • Tickle a Tooth: Tooth Cleaning
    • Sleepy Juice: Local Anesthesia
    • Wiggle a Tooth: Remove a Tooth
    • Count Teeth: Check for Decay
    • Raincoat: Rubber dam
    • Sugar Bug: Decay
    • Special Toothbrush: Drill
  • • FOR THE PARENTS
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    We invite parents to stay with their child during the initial exam. During future appointments, we recommend you allow our staff to accompany your child through the dental experience. We encourage independence.

    Research has proven that the presence of a parent in the treatment room can warrant behavioral problems from children. Children tend to seek sympathy from the parents while in the dental chair. This leads to further anxiety from the child and the parent, thus delaying treatment.

    Most school age children have a positive experience when given the opportunity to show their independence. The goal of the Gibbs Dentistry team is to establish trust with the child and parent.
  • • THANK YOU FOR YOUR TRUST AND CONFIDENCE!
    Thank you for choosing Gibbs Dentistry for your child's dental and oral health care. We promise to answer all your questions, and speak candidly about your child’s symptoms, treatment and recommendations. Working together, we can keep your child’s smile healthy, while creating a positive dental experience for you and your family. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. For Contact info go HERE.
NOTICE: "For the safety of our patients and our staff, we advise parents who are receiving dental care to arrange child care during their appointment times. Gibbs Dentistry cannot be held responsible for unattended minors."

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