Already have an appointment? – Paediatric Dentistry

Already have an appointment? Please click on this link for detailed information of what happens at the first visit.

We are committed to providing the best quality dentistry for your child. To do this it is useful to know what has happened previously.

Bring your new patient form with you. Click here to download and fill in before you come.

Before looking in your child’s mouth, Dr Linnett will have an informal chat to get some history about your child, including medical, dental, diet and toothbrushing

During this consultation, please feel free to ask Dr Linnett any questions about your child’s dental health.

For very young children, Dr Linnett will do a ‘lap exam’ where the parent and the dentist will sit “knee to knee” enabling Mum or Dad to provide reassurance and support.

Your child’s teeth are “counted” with a toothbrush and a mouth mirror. Advice re brushing will be given if necessary and a treatment plan will be provided.

Please note that the initial visit is for a consultation only.

Any treatment required will be detailed on a written Treatment Plan. This will include health fund item numbers and fees. Appropriate appointment/s may then be made.

Some children may require treatment under sedation or general anaesthetic. Because of the specialized equipment and staff required including a Specialist Anaesthetist, these procedures are done on specific days with appropriate time allocation. Fasting will also be required if your child needs a general anaesthetic. If this type of treatment is advised for your child, you will be given detailed instructions and information.

If you or your child are anxious about this visit, please reassure the child that this visit is for “a look and a talk”. We aim to get to know your child in a relaxed environment that is aimed at allaying fears and being as pleasant as possible.

We are looking forward to meeting you and your child.