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First Visit

Peek-A-Boo Appointment  /  Continuing Care  /  New Patient Health Form


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Pediatric dentist Dr. Alami with mother and patientYour Baby's First Appointment

The Peek-A-Boo Appointment

Following the recommendations of the American Dental Association, we like to see children around their first birthday. We call this appointment, The Peek A Boo Appointment, which is a time for us to check the development of your child's teeth, examine the oral cavity, and check the child's bite.

During this appointment our staff discuss feeding habits, oral habits, oral hygiene instructions and other information.

The Peek-A-Boo appointment gives you and your child the right start for years of positive dental care. Our goal for your child is a lifetime of strong healthy teeth and gums and a bright smile.

To promote preventive dentistry in young children, we now offer seminars for parents. Information is given on teething, dental development, infant safety and nutrition. Your Mommy and Me Group can schedule a visit to our office, or a representative of our office will come to your location.  Please contact one of our offices to schedule a date. Office Hours and Map

Continuing Care

Girl in sun glassesAfter the Peek a boo exam, children will be scheduled to return depending upon how many teeth have erupted in to the mouth, usually at 6 to 12 month intervals. As they mature, they will be transitioning from the peek a boo room to the dental chair for an exam and polishing of the teeth. We encourage you to make this appointment in the morning when your child is rested. You may want to leave siblings at home and make this a special time for just your child. Dads are always welcome!

The appointment starts with a completed health history. Please let us know if your child has any special needs or concerns. Our highly trained staff greets your child and has them select their toothbrush and toothpaste. Immediately you and your child feel the warmth and creativity of our office.

Kids selecting prizesYour child is then taken to the dental chair where a very memorable photo is taken. Our young patients, guided by their parents, learn how to brush and floss their teeth and will receive a motivational flossing chart. Boy in red shirtParents receive nutritional counseling, oral hygiene instructions for their children and important dental topics are also discussed.

Then your child will have a complete dental exam and cleaning which includes checking for cavities and gum disease, checking the bite for correct alignment of the jaw and checking the development of the teeth. This appointment includes a parent consultation and examination with the doctor. Every appointment ends with a trip to the toy box for a job well done!

We welcome children with special needs and concerns. Please schedule these appointments early in the morning.

New Patient Form

Mother reading book to kidsPlease print the New Patient Health History Form, complete it and bring it with you on your first visit. Then, sign it in the presence of one of our staff.

If your child has a heart murmur or special need, please notify our staff when you schedule your appointment.

Click the following link to open and print the form:

New Patient form