Our warm-hearted team is educated to make the visit at the dentist an adventurous, positive and mostly successful experience.
By telling and showing the kids in a child-friendly way how a dental treatment is done we get a lot of trust by our small patients.
Our mascot, Drachi, is the children’s small friend. Every treatment can be tried together in the dragon’s mouth.
Our aim is that your child arrives in the practice with a smile and leaves with an even bigger one.
The first visit should be at the age of 2 to 3 years old. During the first appointment we do not make any treatments. We show the children playfully how a check-up is done and, if necessary, how we make a filling.
For a child a dental chair is something spectacular. It has a lot of technology, a lot of buttons and it makes fun to explore the possibilities of this object. Also, the instruments seem thrilling, and not in a negative way, if shown in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
The purpose of the first visit is to take the fear away and that the kids leave the practice with a positive feeling.
If acute symptoms are the reason for your visit, please tell your child: “We are now going to the dentist. She will make sure, that you get rid of the pain and that you feel better afterwards.”
During her 10 years of experience in different practices our dentist Nora Oelbermann got a wide range of knowledge in treating kids. All three dentists are official Schulzahnarzt (dentist for the school) of the city of Bern. This means that one annual check-up for children from Kindergarten to 9th grade living in the city of Bern is free of charge.
Also, our prophylaxis assistances have a lot of knowledge concerning the prevention of cavities and how to prepare the kids for their first visit. They know how to motivate our small patients and love to share their efficient techniques for getting clean teeth at home.
This is a short guideline for the parents to make the first visit successful
1. Announcement of the dental visit
Please try to announce the visit as a happy event: “You are allowed to go to the dentist today!” gives your child a positive view on the situation. On the contrary “Oh no, today we must go to the dentist” sets the appointment in a negative light. Try to explain what might happen in the first visit: ”The dentist will count your beautiful teeth.”
2. Experiences of the environment
Just tell your kid of positive experiences. Please also ask i.e. the grandparents and others to do so. If it heard about negative things from others try to talk with your child about that and explain why a dentist is someone good.
3. Negative words
Try not to use words as injection, fear, hurting, drilling or others which have a negative meaning. Because sentences like:” It will not hurt” the child will combine pain/hurting with the dentist and will overhear the word “not”.
“You have to be courageous and brave today” makes the child thinking of bad things to come.
4. Promises of the treatment
Promises like “It will not hurt”, “It will not take long” we cannot always stick to. Your child will always “feel” the treatment even if we try to do it very soft. A proper therapy will take longer that “very fast”.
5. Presents for good compliance
The promise of presents for the child for good compliances makes the child believe that something bad is going to happen. The feeling of needing to earn something, increases the pressure in advance on our small patients.
For the preparation children books are very helpful. There are a lot of books explaining the dentist’s work and what happens inside the mouth.
7. Your child stands in the focus
Please let your child answer our questions. Your child stands in the focus. We will answer your questions at the end and show you what we just talked about. But, beforehand, your child must understand what happens.
8. After the treatment
Please praise your child after the visit. This empowers your child and gives a lot of self-confidence.
|Montag||08:00 - 20:00 Uhr|
|Dienstag||07:30 - 13:00 Uhr|
|Mittwoch||09:00 - 20:00 Uhr|
|Donnerstag||07:30 - 17:00 Uhr|
|Freitag||07:00 - 13:00 Uhr|