Your Child's First Visit

First-time dental visits are exciting for all of us! We fully understand your desire to be present in the moment. At Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry, we welcome our parents to take part in their child’s experiences and find that often kids and families enjoy this. Dr. Karen enjoys having parents present during the exam and during treatment so she can share her exam findings or changes in a tooth’s status. It also allows for the child and parent to closely get to know Dr. Karen and her team. Select situations may benefit from a parent remaining in close proximity, but not entirely at a child’s side. We will guide families if such approach is considered in best interest of your child. While casual conversation is allowed, we maintain our focus on your child and ask that the room remain focused on our priority…your child.

As your child becomes familiar with Dr. Karen and her team, they may wish to come alone to the back of the office. This is an excellent compliment to our practice! We designed the front office for both kids and parents to relax in their own space for situations just like this. Please enjoy catching up with work or play using our Wifi or enjoying the large-screen TV movie.

For special treatment situations such as mild oral sedation or general anesthesia, more specifics are noted. Please review these sections prior to your visit.