West Jordan Pediatric Dentistry, 7613 Jordan Landing Blvd. #210, West Jordan, UT 84084. 801-280-9595

Your Child's First Dental Visit

We recommend that a child's first dental visit be scheduled by his/her 2nd birthday. It is very important to make their first visit as positive and enjoyable as possible. We want your child to enjoy getting to know our friendly doctors and knowledgeable staff and be comfortable at all times. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future office visits. Let the child know that the doctors and staff will explain everything in detail and will answer any questions he/she has. Children should be encouraged to discuss any fears or anxiety they may be feeling.

Preparing Your Child For Their Dental Visit

Parents please do not overly prepare your child for the appointment by describing certian dental procedures. A simple explanation, "We are going to see the dentist, he is going to count your teeth!!" will suffice. Treat the inital appointment as part of everday life. Please avoid the words that we avoid ourselves: "shot," "needle," "drill," "yank," and "hurt," Dr. Johansen "counts teeth," "brushes teeth" and "makes your teeth SPARKLE!" Thank you for your cooperation.

We really like these books about going to the dentist:

  • The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Throw Your Tooth on the Roof (Tooth Traditions from Around the World) by Selby Beeler
  • Max Goes to the Dentist by Adria F. Klein
  • Dora the Explorer-Show me Your Smile! by Christine Ricci

We will record the child's dental and medical history, complete a comprehensive examination and discuss any findings with you. We will also review the importance of maintaining a good dental health program with you and your child to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life!


New Patient Forms

To help us with your chart, please  fill out our online patient forms and they will be directly submitted to our office before your appointment.