Welcome to the office of Dr. Roslyn M. Crisp and Associates. We are glad you chose to make us your child’s dental home. After you have scheduled your child’s appointment, please complete the very important Patient Medical History form. Click the link below and submit online when complete, or print and bring to your first appointment. Also bring any dental insurance information (cards or forms), current Medicaid Card and any dental referral forms you may have. This information will help us process your dental claims more accurately and quickly.
We will file your dental insurance for any procedures provided by our practice. Payment is expected at the time of service for any deductibles, co-payments, or services not covered by insurance. Please consult your insurance benefits packages for any questions regarding your coverage or call our office prior to your appointment.
We will reserve this time especially for your child. If for any reason you will be unable to keep this appointment, please call in advance (2 hours, please). If you miss more than two appointments, you will be asked to find another dentist.
Thanks for your cooperation. We look forward to serving you and your family.
Dr. Roslyn M. Crisp & Associates
The first visit
The visit to Roslyn M. Crisp and Associates establishes a “Dental Home” for your child. Our office, as well as The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), recommend establishing a “Dental Home” for your child by one year of age. Having a “Dental Home” allows a child to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care. Early selection of this home provide you and your child the opportunity to get a better understanding of disease prevention, brushing/flossing techniques, and dental issues that may affect you specifically.
Do I stay with my child during the visit
Our goal is to support your child in a gentle caring manner that makes them feel comfortable and at ease. We can usually make a better “connection” with your child when the parent is not present. However, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room, if you like. If you so choose, to accompany them during the treatment, any other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.
If a follow-up appointment for treatment is necessary, we encourage children over 3 years of age to come back on their own. We find that this builds independence and trust for the child and also enables us to better focus on your child. We understand that in many situations, a parent’s presence is helpful, in which case you will be asked to join us. If you feel strongly about entering the treatment area with your child, please talk to us. We want to do whatever makes your child’s appointment the most successful.