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Children's Dentistry of Virginia in Midlothian and Chester, VA
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804-639-6445
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804-318-1052
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Children with Clean Teeth from the Pediatric Dentist in Virginia

First Visit


Dr. Cronly's Son at the pediatric dentist serving Chester and Midlothian

Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a Dental Home for your child by their first birthday. Children with a dental home are more likely to receive proper preventive care, and routine oral health treatment.

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Inform your child of the visit and tell them 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". We make a practice of using words that convey the same message without frightening children.

Our offices are open Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM with lunch from 1-2PM.

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place for dental care other than the Emergency Room.

We Invite You to Join Us for Their First Examination

We invite you to accompany your child to the first initial appointment as well as all future appointments. Most children benefit from the presence of a parent unless a parent has dental anxiety that could negatively affect their child’s own dental experiences. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception area with a supervising adult.

We Strive to Make Each and Every Visit to Our Office Fun!

Motivational Charts

Your child will enjoy healthy dental habits when they use these Motivational Charts. Encourage regular brushing or help them break the thumbsucking habit.

Activity Sheets

Want something fun to do? Print one or all of the below Activity Sheets to see if you can conquer the Dental Crossword Puzzle, find all of the Hidden Toothbrushes, Unscramble the Dental Words, or find the Hidden Dental Words. We know you can do it!


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