The first visit to any dentist office should be a positive and even a fun experience—especially for children.
We are delighted you have chosen Bearden Pediatric Dentistry in Knoxville, TN to provide your child's dental care. We want to share some information to help you prepare for your visit to our office. As specialists in dentistry for children, our approach may be different from what you are accustomed to in regular dental offices. The following information will help you and your child prepare to have a fun and informative visit!
A parent/legal guardian must be present for the initial dental appointment. We invite you to stay with your child during the initial visit to the dentist. This is a great way for you to see our office and our team in action. We want to build trust with your child through age appropriate terminology, friendliness, compassion, and consistency.
On your first visit we will review your child's medical history, do a thorough exam, and assess the health of your child's teeth, gums, head, neck and developing bite. We may also take x-rays if necessary. We want to get to know you and your child by building a relationship and ensuring that your visit is pleasant. Our goal is to introduce dentistry in a fun, stress free environment. If your child needs any treatment—whether it be a cleaning or fillings—future visits will be based on the positive foundation built from the initial visit.
Please arrive about 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment, so we might answer any questions you may have prior to seeing your child. We strive to provide the highest quality care for you and your child. We look forward to meeting your family.
Bearden Pediatric Dentistry Social Story
For autistic children, special needs children, or any child who may be a little apprehensive about their visit to the dentist, we invite you to download our illustrated Social Story PDF booklet that goes over a routine visit to the dentist. You'll see actual pictures from our office that take the viewer through each stage of their visit, as well as introduce the smiling faces they'll meet along the way.
I had a great experience with this dental office. From the receptionist all the way to Dr. Evans, I was SO pleased with how they treated my daughter. They clearly explained trearment and prices, have friendly people, a great atmosphere, and a KIND and caring staff...highly recommend!