Pediatric Dentist, San Antonio, TX - Dr. Ricardo de la Garza
Pediatric Dentist, San Antonio, TX - Dr. Ricardo de la Garza
Pediatric Dentist, San Antonio, TX - Dr. Ricardo de la Garza
Pediatric Dentist, San Antonio, TX - Dr. Ricardo de la Garza
Pediatric Dentist, San Antonio, TX - Dr. Ricardo de la Garza

Pediatric Dentist, San Antonio, TX - Dr. Ricardo de la Garza

first visit and kids corner

 

New Patient Form     |    Kids Corner

first visitOur office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing 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 is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.

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". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.

We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one! Patient Form links will reside here.

New Patient Form

For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please click on the link below to print the New Patient Health History Form, complete the information and bring it with you to your first visit.

new patient form

Kids Corner

National Museum of Dentistry – Mouth Power

Let Mouthie take you into the MouthPower laboratory.  Explore the history of dentistry and the story of your own teeth! Then create your own poster about healthy mouth habits.

   

Funbrain

The Internet’s #1 Education Site for K-8, Kids and Teachers.  A really fun site that has something for everyone -  Games, learning arcades, web books, comics and more.  Once you’ve entered the site, you’ll never want to leave.

   

Kids Show on PBS

With thousands of pages to explore, you’ll have loads of learning fun.  Animals, reading, music, science – there’s something to learn with each site visit.

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