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First Visit at Pediatric Specialists

What to expect on your child's first visit as we try to build a relationship from the first meeting.
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Your Child's First Visit

We make every effort to ensure that your child has a positive experience in our office. At their first visit we will “count teeth” and “tickle or brush their teeth”. Should your child require further treatment such as a filling based on findings in your child’s exam, our experienced staff will be selective in their use of words. We try to avoid words that may scare your child. We ask for your support in not using words that are often used for dental care. They include:

Don’t use:
-- Needle or shot
-- Drill
-- Drill on tooth
-- Pull or Yank a tooth
-- Decay, Cavity
-- Examination
-- Teeth Cleaning
-- Explorer
-- Rubber Dam
-- Gas
-- Pain – hurt

Our equivalent:
-- Sleepy Water
-- Whistle or water toothbrush
-- Wash a tooth
-- Wiggle a tooth out
-- Sugar bugs
-- Count teeth
-- Tickle teeth or brush teeth
-- Tooth counter
-- Raincoat
-- Laughing Gas/Happy air
-- Discomfort

Our intention is not to “fool” the child; it is to create a dental experience that is positive. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us build a great relationship with you and your child. And remember, here at Pediatric Dental Specialists PA, we not only care; we truly believe “Kids are Dino-mite”.

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We are embracing the future of dental technology in order to keep your child's visit as seamless as possible.

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From the moment they step inside our practice your child's comfort is our number one priority.


We expect the best. We are setting new standards of what it means for your child to visit the dentist.


With 5 locations to conveniently choose from in Leawood, Olathe, North Kansas City, Country Club Plaza, and Lee's Summit to best serve your dental needs.


As a courtesy to our patients, we submit necessary claim forms, receipts, and other information to your insurance company.


Our welcoming and experienced staff will take care of any questions or concerns you may have during your visit to our practice.

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