First Visit

Why UsAt Carpenter Pediatric Dentistry, we are invested in your child’s dental hygiene. Beginning good dental habits from a young age is extremely important for strong, healthy teeth. Below is some information on what to expect and bring during your child’s first.

What to Bring

When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment. We will ask you to fill out several forms that will get you acquainted with our office.

Click here to download our patient forms.

What to Expect

Your child’s first exam will last about an hour, and will cover oral hygiene instructions along with recommendations to help you care for your child’s teeth. For most initial visits, we will clean your child’s teeth and Dr. Erin will provide an evaluation of your child’s current dental status, go over any areas of concern, and provide proposed treatment options if needed.  Unlike family practice or general dentists, Dr. Erin is a Pediatric Dentist, with years of additional training specifically addressing children’s oral health. Much of your initial exam will be dependent on your child’s age, needs and comfort level, but be assured that your child will receive care consistent with the most advanced research and treatment standards of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

When Does Your Child Need Their First Visit

According to the AAPD, your child’s visit should be around his or her first birthday. Primary teeth (baby teeth) are very important even though they will be lost. Proper chewing and eating, space and positioning and jaw bone development are all dependent on primary teeth.

Preparing Your Child

For an enjoyable and comfortable visit, it’s best not to use any concerning or fearful words regarding the visit. Let them understand that it should be a pleasant visit where the dentist will explain what’s going on and answer any questions.

Don’t Have Dental Insurance Yet for Your Child?

If a patient does not have dental insurance, Dr. Erin will perform a free exam for kids under 2 yrs old.

Our Address

Carpenter Pediatric Dentistry
25521 East Smoky Hill Road,
Suite 210
Aurora, CO, 80016

tel: (303) 617-5437


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