New environments can be intimidating for some children. During our initial exam, our staff encourages parents to sit chair-side.

As your child grows in our patient-centered environment, we encourage you to allow them to demonstrate independence at subsequent visits. Be proud of your child’s ability to get in the dental chair on their own and take responsibility for their personal hygiene. They will be proud, too!

A parent’s presence during restorative treatments is determined on a case-by-case basis. We typically find that when receiving restorative treatments, children behave in a much calmer and less stressful manner without their parents at the dental chair. This allows us to do treatments more effectively and efficiently.

That being said, we will never keep you from being with your child, if that is your preference. We are proud of what we do and are happy to share the process with you.  If you choose to accompany your child while your child is having their dental work done, here are some guidelines in order for us to be successful.