Kinderdental specializes in pediatric patients from 0-18, as well as special needs children and adults, and no referral is necessary.
Hagen had been to the dentist once before about a year ago, and let’s just say it didn’t go too well. He was resistant, and would not open his mouth. The dentist was kind enough, but I quickly realized that working with children was not her specialty. Hagen requires coaxing for anything new. Getting a haircut puts him over the edge… and for whatever reason, so does going to the dentist.
The days leading up to the appointment at Kinderdental, I didn’t mention the word “dentist” or “teeth” or anything of the sort. I simply told him we were going to Kinderdental to see Dr. Justin’s fish tank. I think it really helped to focus on something fun and interesting, and it took the anxiety out of the situation for Hagen.
A day before the appointment, the Kinderdental office called to remind us of our appointment time, which is always a good thing when you have three kid’s busy schedules to keep track of.
I filled out the patient information sheet while Hagen comfortably played with the toys and watched a show on the large flat screen television. I was so relieved that he didn’t seem anxious, and he was actually excited to see what was going to happen next.
Dr. Justin was extremely flexible, and never forced Hagen to do anything. It was very clear to me that he wanted this to be a positive experience.
Hagen was the commander of the dental chair and got to move it up and down by pressing the buttons. He was most amused! He was also thrilled with the toy skateboard he was awarded for allowing the dentist to count his teeth and take a look in his mouth.
Upon leaving the appointment, I asked Hagen if he’d like to visit Kinderdental again sometime so we could get some pictures of his teeth. “Yes please!” was his answer. I’d say we hit the jackpot, and the dentist visit was a huge success. I highly recommend Dr. Justin Wong and his staff. I’ll be making appointments for my other two children in the very near future!
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