Our practice is committed to providing you and your family with safe, gentle, and high-quality dental care. We understand that you or your child may feel anxious about visiting the dentist. We are sensitive to your needs, and it is our goal to make everyone feel comfortable visiting our practice while we provide the best possible care.

Your first visit is all about the patient: his or her comfort, happiness, and health

During your first visit, we will review the dental and medical history forms, and take X-rays of teeth and mouth. Then Dr. Sheppard will meet with you and your little one to discuss the X-rays, help create an individual treatment plan, and answer any questions you may have.

At the next visit, one of our hygienists will clean and polish teeth, and inspect your child’s teeth and gums for cavities or early signs of tooth decay or gingivitis.

Bring your youngster’s smile, but also remember to bring these to the first appointment

  • Your completed patient information form
  • Your insurance card

Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile!

Age 1 for your child's first dental exam!

It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that your child's first dental exam should be when the eruption of the first tooth occurs or no later than the first birthday.

The American Dental Association recommends a visit to the dentist every six months for regular checkups and routine teeth cleanings to keep our teeth and gums healthy.

We understand you have a busy schedule, so when you’re preparing to visit our office, please remember that appointments can last between 45 and 90 minutes.