New Patients

Brother and Sisters - Pediatric Dentist in Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, ILOur office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better. This approach will enable your child to view the appointment primarily as an opportunity to meet some new people who are interested in helping your child stay healthy.

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". The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are Download New Patient Forms - Pediatric Dentist Dr. Anthony Minutillopleasant and non-frightening to the child.

Your child's first appointment with us is the most important one because at this appointment, we will begin to establish the rapport and confidence necessary to achieve a lifetime of good dental health.

The first visit may include an examination, a dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, and appropriate x-rays if needed. If your child requires emergency care, it will be carried out at this appointment if at all possible.

If your child is over the age of 3, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We are all highly experienced in helping children overcome anxiety. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Minutillo has had special training which allows him to provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of children's dental problems.

Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. Studies and experience have shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.

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New Patient Forms

For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please click on the links below to view and print the new patient forms, to be filled out and brought in at the time of the appointment, and also if you have insurance please bring those forms with you as well.

My Visit to the Dentist Coloring Book

My Visit to the Dentist Book - Dr. Anthony Minutillo Pediatric Dentist

In order to help your child look forward to their visit to our office, we have prepared a personalized child's coloring book for them to enjoy.  Please click on the appropriate link below to retrieve the book.

Boy Coloring Book  |  Girl Coloring Book

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Pediatric Dentist in Crystal Lake, IL Dr. Anthony Minutillo