First Visit

What to Expect at Your First Visit

Child patient at Warner Robins GA pediatric dental officeThe first dental visit can be a little nerve racking for the child and the parent. You are coming to a new environment with past experiences that may not always be positive, or your child has never been to the dentist before. We understand that this can be a stressful visit, but we will make every effort to make you and your child feel as comfortable and secure as possible. We will not promise that there won’t be a few tears. It is fairly common especially in our younger patients and usually the tears dry up pretty quick when it is time to pick out a sticker and a prize. What we do promise is to build a foundation that will provide a lifetime of healthy smiles and provide a positive experience. Generally, after the first visit most children are excited to come back and see us again.

If your child is old enough you should explain they are going to the dentist office to get their teeth cleaned. Your child will look to you for how to react. If you are calm and relaxed then they will be more calm and relaxed. If you are very nervous, then they will be more nervous. Try to relax and refrain from using any scary words for the child.

The first dental visit usually includes a dental cleaning, oral pathology screening, intra-oral exam, orthodontic exam. Depending on a child’s age and need, it could also include x rays of the teeth. If your child has additional needs, we will also discuss what can be done and what is the best way accomplish it. No matter why your child visits our office we will come up with a planned tailored to their needs.

  • review rating 5  They were very friendly.. the dentist actually took the time to help educate you on what's going on.. I didn't have to wait a long time.. from the front desk to the dental assistant were so friendly... I'm thinking about making this a permanent dental place for all of my kids... They don't wear white coats because most kids have white coat syndrome.. soooo friendly I love the place... I have been looking for a dentist for my kids and have been settling.. so 2020 I'm transferring my kids here.. 😁😁🤩🤩

    thumb Merkeresseria Coleman
    11/12/2019

    review rating 5  This was my child’s first dentist visit. The Dentist and Dental Assistants were very informative. They are very good with kids especially if you have a very inquisitive child like mine. The atmosphere from the front desk to the rooms were very clean. If you’re for a Dental hygienists with patience and kindness and will take his their time with your children, this is the place to visit. We have now found the right dentist for our son. Thank you

    thumb Simone Dampier-Ross
    11/11/2019

    review rating 5  Dr. Pennington and his staff, especially Kayla were awesome!! My 7 year old daughter had 2 teeth pulled and they made her feel comfortable in every way. Best pediatric dentist and staff our family has seen!!

    thumb Stephanie Williams
    11/06/2019
  • review rating 5  My whole experience was wonderful. I took my 10 month old in for her very first dental appointment. The receptionists on the phone were very helpful when scheduling, the dental assistant who brushed my daughters teeth was so sweet and wonderful with her, and last but not least the Dr was so friendly and gentle with my daughter, and was great at explaining everything to me as well.

    thumb Lori Quiles
    10/31/2019

    review rating 5  The whole staff is very friendly and so willing to help! They explain everything they are doing to the children! Dr. Pennington is very thorough and the staff makes kids who have had a bad experience as comfortable as possible! Definitely recommend this place!!

    thumb melissa moss
    10/15/2019

    review rating 5  Best pediatric dentist and staff I’ve ever encountered! The examination was thorough and they swiftly took care of my concerns for my child. I’ve been searching for a pediatric dentist for months. I called them once and my son had an appointment the next day! My 4 year old is a really tough critic (as they are) lol He’s not a fan of “doctors” but he won’t stop talking about his appointment. He’s actually excited to see them again! ❤️

    thumb whitney mccants
    9/17/2019
  • review rating 5  The whole staff is super friendly. Kelli is incredible! She took excellent care of my 6 year old who was scared. She’s a natural when it comes to comforting kids. We were in and out. Would recommend this office any day.

    thumb Lia Harris
    9/09/2019

    review rating 5  Was referred by our regular dentist for a cavity filling for my 5 year old daughter. Showed up for our consult, and they were able to work her in immediately for her filling. We were out in an hour and a half. Loved Dr. Brandon too- he and Kayla were excellent with my girl.

    thumb Andrea Gronzo
    9/05/2019

    review rating 5  Visited the office with my 5 year old after being referred by her "normal" dentist. I LOVED THIS OFFICE!! The entire staff made us feel like so welcome! Dr Pennington took time to explain everything about my daughter's upcoming procedure and answered all my questions. By the end of the visit, I requested all my children (3 of them)records be sent to Dr. Pennington's office and set my boys up for their next appointment! I have finally found an amazing dentist for my kids to make them feel comfortable! Thank you everyone for being amazing today!

    thumb Dina Gainey
    8/31/2019
  • review rating 5  My kids first visit was today and everyone in the building I love! They were so friendly, helpful and very informative. They've done an awesome job with all 5 of my kids and they made everyone feel comfortable. From the 12 year old down to the 9 month old. My kids love it as well. Will continue to make appointments here

    thumb Patricia Yancey
    7/11/2019