Your First Visit
Thank you so much for choosing Sporting Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Family Orthodontics. We understand the importance of your child’s first visit. At Sporting Smiles our goal is to create a healthy and fun environment for our patients. At your first visit to our office, your child will receive a dental cleaning, radiographs (if needed) and a dental exam.
Some parents ask “When should my child first see the dentist”? - The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a dentist by the age of one. Healthy development in your child’s oral hygiene will help both of you to be prepared to maintain a healthy mouth. This also helps your child to be familiar with our practice and staff. It will help them to grow into being the best patient they can be.
When preparing your child for their first visit, it is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as "needle", "shot", "pull", "drill" or "hurt". Our office uses selecting words that convey the same message, but are child-friendly and non-frightening to the patient.
Sporting Smiles Experience
At our state-of-the-art office we have so many activities for the patients and their families. When you first walk in you will be greeted by one of our smiling treatment coordinators to check in. While you are waiting, we have an amazing beverage station. We also have for the kids’ books, iPads and puzzles to play with.
Next one of our awesome dental assistants will call you back for your dental appointment. Before your child’s appointment starts we like to give our families a tour of our office. This gives them an opportunity to get familiar with their surroundings. Then your child will be introduced to a dental cleaning and exam. If a child is too young or apprehensive we can do an exam in the comfort of the parents' lap. We then recommend your child be seen every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams. This will help us keep track of your child’s dental health development.
Call us to Schedule
Sporting smiles looks forward to hearing from you and providing you the outstanding care and exceptional service. Please call 703-743-5937 to schedule your Dental/Orthodontic appointment.
In order to provide you with the Sporting Smiles experience, you can now fill out our new patient, health history and insurance forms conveniently online prior to your child’s appointment. This allows our staff the opportunity to review all of your information and insurance to ensure that your visit is focused on your child and not paperwork.
Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. In addition, you will never forget an appointment with our friendly text message and e-mail reminders for those patients with busy schedules.
Complimentary Insurance Benefits Check
Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. We will check and verify your insurance prior to your child’s appointment so there are no surprises. We will also submit any pre-authorization on the patient’s behalf.