Gila C. Dorostkar, DDS, PC: Pediatric Dentistry

appointment guidelines: Patient Information: Pediatric Dentist Marin, CA Child Dental Care: Dr Gila C. Dorostkar

appointment guidelines

School Hour Visits:

After-school appointments are the most popular in a pediatric office.  We wish we could accommodate everyone but we simply cannot fit in our entire practice after school and kindly ask for your understanding.  Treatment appointments are always scheduled in the mornings when children are fresh and most likely cooperative.  Afternoon appointments are better suited for checkups and cleanings.

Arrive on Time:

In order to provide quality care, it is essential we have the full appointment time to care for your child.  Appointments are usually 30 minutes in length and we try our best to stay on time knowing that it is difficult for an apprehensive young child to wait in our reception area.  if you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment (especially ones to fill cavities), we may need to reschedule.

Broken Appointments:

Whenever you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please give our office a courtesy call 24 hours in advance.  This will give us the opportunity to schedule another child at that time.  Unfortunately, families who consistently break scheduled appointments will be asked to transition to another dentist.

Accompany Your Child:

We want all children to have a pleasant and safe visit and this is best accomplished if a parent or guardian is present for the appointment.  If you are unable to accompany your child, please notify our office ahead of time to make appropriate arrangements.

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