Your child's visit page - Pediatric Dentist Dr. Ronald Venezie

Kids on BeachOur office joins with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in recommending that you establish a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.

The Dental Home also provides your child a place
to receive skilled and compassionate care in the
event of dental injuries or other emergencies.

As a specialist in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Venezie has many years of training and experience in helping children experience dental care in a positive way. This includes children with anxiety or with special health or behavioral needs. Dr. Venezie will take time to meet you and your child and discuss any special concerns you may have. This enables him to tailor his approach to your child’s needs.

Before the Visit

How you prepare your child for the first dental visit can help to create a positive experience. Please discuss with your child the positive aspects of good dental health, and convey good feelings about dental visits being part of growing up. Explain that Dr. Venezie will look at and count all the teeth.

Please do not tell your child that the dentist “will not hurt”. This thought may have never entered your child’s mind. Instead, explain that Dr. Venezie will be gentle and friendly. You should avoid words like “needle”, “drill”, “shot”, or other words that suggest discomfort. Our team makes a practice of using words that are child friendly and on a level that your child can understand. If you expect your child to do well and enjoy the first visit to our office, chances are he/she will do so.

During the Visit

One parent is welcome to accompany their children into the treatment area during the examination. This gives you a chance to see our team in action and allows Dr. Venezie to discuss dental findings and treatment needs with you. For the privacy of others, we ask that only one parent accompany children into the treatment area. We ask that siblings and other family members remain in the reception room.

Based on many years of experience, we know that children do best when parents assume the role of silent observer. If more than one person is talking, your child likely will become confused. Also, Dr. Venezie must establish trust and cooperation directly with your child rather than through you.

As your child grows older and more comfortable in our office, we recommend that your child be given the opportunity to accomplish dental visits on their own. Our goal is to help your child grow to be comfortable and cooperative with dental care for a lifetime.

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!
New patient form button

Pediatric Dentist