Gentle Pediatric Care from Your Child’s New Dentist
We have the expertise to treat little smiles, from infants to teens. You can trust our pediatric dentist and assistants in Silverdale, WA to take excellent care of your child’s teeth and gums. We know that first visits can cause anxiety for patients of all ages and we strive to make this and every visit a positive, productive one. Establishing good relationships with dentistry, from an early age, results in healthy smiles for a lifetime.
What to Expect at Your Child’s First Appointment
Preventive dentistry will ensure that your child’s teeth and gums remain healthy. Regular cleanings remove the plaque and bacteria that threaten oral health, while exams allow us to quickly identify indicators of decay or infection. You can download your child’s new patient paperwork here to expedite your time waiting during your first appointment.
Education is Critical to Maintaining a Healthy Smile
We will provide your child with the information and tools to care for their teeth and gums with proper brushing and flossing techniques. Our friendly staff implement the “tell, show, do” method when treating your child to prevent any anxiety. Your child’s new dentist will also serve as an excellent source of knowledge for all of your questions and concerns about maintaining your child’s oral health at home.
As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
You will be notified via text, email or a phone call in regard to your upcoming visit and our new check-in procedures.
Our office will communicate with you to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will also take your forehead temperature when you arrive at our office.
We ask that you please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you arrive.
We want to minimize the number of patients in our waiting room and operatories, so unless necessary, please have accompanying people wait in the car during your appointment.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (360)692-9560.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team