How are Appointments Scheduled?
You can call our locations or schedule an appointment online. We make every effort to schedule dental appointments for your convenience with the following considerations— Because the younger children are more anxious, for kids six and under, we book appointments in the morning. This gives our staff more time to spend with each child on an individual basis in addition to enabling parents to sit with their children while they are seeing the doctor and hygienist. For children older than six, if parents feel more comfortable sitting with their children, the appointment will be scheduled in the morning hours. Finally, kids older than six, whose parents feel totally comfortable having their children unsupervised (parent not present), we will see them at any time during the day. Additionally, with today’s busy schedules, we understand the convenience associated with having concurrent appointments for all children in a family. Every attempt will be made to provide family appointments, however, there will be a fee for less than 72 hours’ notice for cancellation.
To help us maintain an on-time schedule, we ask that you arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Since appointed times are reserved exclusively for each patient, we ask that you please notify our office 24 hours (72 hours for families) in advance of your scheduled appointment time if you are unable to keep your appointment. Another patient, who needs our care, could be scheduled if we have sufficient time to notify them. We realize that unexpected things can happen, but we ask for your assistance in this regard.
Can I stay with My Child when he/she is seeing the doctor?
On the initial examination, we welcome parents to sit with their children when seeing the doctor or having their teeth cleaned. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that the staff at Chester County Dentistry for Children has your child’s best interest at heart. On later visits, we suggest that you allow your child to accompany our staff to see the doctor so that he/she becomes more familiar, comfortable and secure in the surroundings and with the staff. This nurtures a long-lasting bond between your child and the staff and can alleviate stress and build confidence.