Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring to my first visit?
Please bring the completed First Visit Questionnaire with you along with your child for their first visit. Please do not over prepare you child for their visit. Fear of the dentist is not innate, but acquired from various sources. Simply tell your child that they are going to have their teeth counted and brushed at their first visit and that they will be receiving a prize after this has been done.
What is done at the first visit?
Our staff will review your child’s medical and dental history with you.Any questions and concerns you have regarding your child’s teethwill be addressed and answered. Dr. Nezon will thoroughly examine your child and discuss his findings with you. We will show you how to properly clean your child’s teeth, and discuss their diet with you. Your child’s teeth are often cleaned at their first visit, and a cavity preventing fluoride treatment is preformed. your child will receive a small gift after their treatment is completed. The first visit usually takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
How do i pay for my child’s visit?
Payment can be made by cheque, cash or credit card after the completion of your child’s visit. If you have dental insurance, our staff will submit your claim electronically to your insurance company, and your company will reimburse you to the extent of their liability. If your child has any treatment needs (cavities, orthodontic etc.) we will provide you with a detailed estimate, and an insurance predetermination before any treatment is initiated.
What happens if my child has a dental emergency?
The policy of the office is to have the parent bring their child that is having an emergency to our office at their earliest convenience. We always make room in our daily schedule to see patients that are experiencing discomfort as soon as possible. If the problem occurs after office hours, please call the office number for recorded instructions.
My child’s new teeth are not growing in straight- what can be done?
Dr. Nezon has extensive training and experience in dental development, tooth guidance, and orthodontics. There are many minor procedures that can be done as your child’s new teeth erupt to prevent major problems when they are older. Between the ages of 6-12 years is when the baby teeth are lost and they are replaced by the adult teeth. This is a very important period for your child’s tooth development to be professionally supervised.
My child has special needs. Can you help us?
The extra years of training that paediatric dentists complete includes training in the care of children and adults with special needs. In addition, paediatric offices are designed to be accessible for special needs patients. For patients with extensive treatment needs that cannot cooperate, Dr. Nezon can provide treatment with sedation or general anesthesia in his office.
We have several children, and scheduling is important to us. Do you run on time, and will you see all my children at once?
Seeing several children in one family at the same time is never a problem for our staff. We know that our parents have busy schedules, and we do our best to stay on schedule at all times.
My goal is to provide dental care for your child, from infancy to adulthood, in a caring, positive and
non-threatening environment. My focus is to prevent dental disease by practising advanced preventative dental techniques. The latest preventative, restorative and orthodontic procedures are practised in my office from the eruption of your child's first tooth until adulthood. -Dr. Errol Nezon
Why Choose a Paediatric Dentist?
A Paediatric Dentist, like Dr. Nezon, is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised.
A paediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education.
We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their “cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them. Our office provides all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.
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