Our 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. Establishing a "Dental Home" means your child's oral health care is delivered with a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated and family centered approach.  We can check for proper oral and facial development to determine whether teeth are growing in properly and detect early signs of tooth decay.  We guide parents in proper home care, diet and nutrition, and help determine if your child is at  risk for Early Childhood Cavities. 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.

Children over three years of age are scheduled for their first dental cleaning with one of our experienced Dental Hygienists.  We gladly invite parents to accompany their children to the treatment area during their first visit to our office.  However, for future appointments we ask your help in obtaining your child's trust by allowing them to enjoy their dental adventure with our staff.  Although every child is different, we have found that most do fine knowing their parents are in the waiting room.  It's helpful for parents to assume a "silent observer" role as children have a difficult time listening to more than one adult.   Our goal is to gain your child's confidence and help them achieve a positive attitude towards dentistry for life!

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!

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


At your first orthodontic appointment, you will meet Dr. Kerri Odhner. The doctor will do an initial exam of your child�s mouth. At this appointment Dr. Odhner will discuss with the parent the need for care and establish what the timeline would be best for your child.

If Dr. Odhner determines care is needed at that time she will recommend records appointment. Records consists of two x-rays and impressions for models of the mouth. At that time you would schedule your next appointment to have us do the records. Several weeks following this appointment you will have a consultation with Dr. Odhner to determine treatment, financials and a timeline for care.

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



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