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Let Our Social Story Help Familiarize Your Child with Our Office
As a service to our patients, we have created a Social Story to help familiarize your child with our office.
What is a social story?
A social story is a written and visual guide describing a particular social interaction, in our case that is a visit to the dentist. It is designed to help describe the expected experience of a dental visit in a manner that is easy to understand. The purpose is to familiarize the patient with the environment and expected steps of a dental appointment. A dental visit is a new and sometimes stressful experience for new patients. We have found the social story is most helpful with very young patients, patients with developmental delays, and patients with Sensory Processing and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
About our Dental Social Story
We have put together a customized book for our patients that may benefit from it to help ease their concerns about their dental appointment. This story may be used for your child's first appointment and for subsequent appointments. This book is primarily designed for autistic children or those on the spectrum. However, the ideas implemented in the book and the idea of using the book to introduce your young child to dental care will be helpful to anyone that uses it. We highly recommend reading the story together with your child a few times before your dental visit. You can pick up a copy of this book at our office or you may download a PDF version to read with your child.
If you are a new patient and have any concerns about your child's first visit to our office, please let us know so that we may prepare accommodations if needed. Informing us of your concerns ahead of time will help us understand how to best meet you child's needs.