The doctor’s examination evaluates your child’s oral health. An extra-oral and intra-oral examination is performed. The health of the teeth, the soft tissues, and your child’s oral growth and development will be discussed. Any radiographs taken will be reviewed. Treatment plans will be discussed at your child’s appointment, after an examination and review of radiographs or clinical photographs.

Sometimes, a more thorough consultation is required based on your child’s needs. The consultation can take place during the initial appointment or can be scheduled as a separate appointment. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the best possible information concerning your child’s treatment options. The time we invest in patient education enables us to deliver the best possible outcome for your child’s dental treatment.

For children with special needs, our doctors often coordinate treatment plans with the rest of your child’s pediatric health care team whether it is the pediatrician, specialty physician, speech pathologist, or occupational therapist.

Recommendations for treatment are explained at a consultation time set-aside specifically for you and your child. If you prefer for your child to not be in the room during the treatment discussions, we advise that you bring another adult with you to supervise your child during this time.