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Are Parents Allowed in Treatment Rooms?


By Brianne Jones, RDH

Are Parents Allowed In Treatment Rooms?

We often get asked if parents are allowed to stay with their children during visits. YES! We always allow parents in the back to be with their children.

Some children need a parent’s gentle touch or comforting words to help them during treatment. We encourage parents and guardians to get involved by learning how proper home dental care and nutrition can help prevent tooth decay.

We ask that parents follow these guidelines so that we can develop a caring and trusting relationship with your child:

  • Please allow Dr. Jones and his team to be the only ones giving your child instructions and explanations of procedures. This helps us establish rapport and trust. You are completely welcome to offer words of praise and encouragement and help support what Dr. J is suggesting.
  • Make sure cell phones are turned off or silent.
  • Please help us by using the same "verbage" at home when discussing the dental office (i.e. "sugar bugs, Mr. Thirsty")

One of our favorite things is seeing our patients run into the office and make themselves at home. Dr. Jones feels that by providing an environment that is cheerful, welcoming, fun and cozy that the kids will not only love coming to the dentist but feel like part of our family! Having toys, movies and iPads is certainly popular, but having a team full of genuine, compassionate, fun-loving professionals is the real secret. We strive to make every interaction with our office professional, helpful and kind. We love our patients and thank you for trusting us as your pediatric dental home!