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We are now accepting new patients!
Please call our Abingdon Office (276) 739-7942
to schedule an appointment.

 

Little girl in blue shirtOur 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.

 

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 pleasant and non-frightening to the child.

 

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. 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.

 

We strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!

New Patient Forms

For your convenience prior to visiting our office, please click below
and complete the Online New Patient Form.

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Or you can click below and and print the New Patient Health History Form
to complete and bring with you to your first visit.

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To print the New Patient Form and fill it out, please click here

 


Dental Home

Starting at Age 1

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recommend establishing a "Dental Home" for your child by one year of age.

 

The Dental Home is intended to provide a place other than the Emergency Room for parents.

Pleasant First Visit

When the child is seen at one year, the first visit can be pleasant and uneventful, introducing the child and parents to the dental office. Emphasis is on the developmental assessment of the child’s oral health. Caries (tooth decay) or developmental disturbances can be managed early. Fluoride varnish may be applied to counteract beginning decay on newly erupted teeth.

Five Steps for Baby's First Dental Visit

Step 1
Clinical Examination
by Age 12 Months

  • Complete medical history
  • Knee-to-knee exam with guardian
  • Note clinical dental caries
  • Soft tissue irregularities
  • White-spot lesions, tongue anatomy
  • Enamel decalification, hypoplasia
  • Dietary staining

Step 2
Caries Risk Assessment

  • Bottle or breast fed at night on demand
  • Non-water in bedtime bottle
  • Decalcification/caries present
  • No oral home care
  • Sugary foods, snacks

Step 3
Diet Counseling for Infants

  • No juice or milk in bed
  • Sippy cups can encourage decay
  • Avoid sugar drinks, sodas
  • Encourage variety and a balanced diet
  • Low-sugar snacks
  • Fluorides – topical and systemic

Step 4
Oral Home Care for Infants

  • Brush/massage teeth and gums 2x daily
  • Small, soft toothbrush
  • Tiny amount of toothpaste, with Fluoride
  • Guidance on thumb sucking, pacifier
  • Response for home accidents, trauma

Step 5
Future Visit

  • Based on Risk Assessment
  • At age one year
  • Two years if delayed in development

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Testimonials

My seven year old son had surgery in February. He had several teeth capped at once. I was amazed in the improvement of his health. He was very sick for three months. Doctor visit after doctor visit seemed not to help. After having his teeth capped, he has been much healthier. I am pleased to report we have not had to go to the doctor with him this year. Healthy teeth do make a difference.

 -vlp-

 


 

Abingdon Pediatric Dentistry Staff are very good with kids, they try to comfort them so they feel at ease to get the work done.  Dr. Rolon takes time with kids instead of hurrying.  She has their best interest at heart.  I have six kids, and trust all of the people who work at this office.  I would tell other parents to take their kids to there office.

-Lesa-

 


 

Thank you for providing a comfortable atmosphere for the children and for the patience, time, and consideration shown with every child.  I especially thank you for the hard work and dedication and compassion that you put into my daughter’s case.  I would like to thank the staff at Abingdon Pediatric Dentistry.  Keep up the good work!!!

-Sam-

 


 

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you.  My daughter had a terrible experience with a dentist previously.  To put it nicely, he scared her so bad, she had nightmares.  Now, thanks to your wonderful staff and dentist she can’t wait to go back and see you.  Good job guys.  You are the best.  I will forever be grateful and will recommend your office to everyone I know.

-Brandie-

 


 

Our family is excited about having such a wonderful dental office.  We have been telling our friends all about you.

-Bill & Dawn-

 


 

We are so thankful that you were willing to see our child and fix his tooth immediately and do a fantastic job of it too!  Thank you so much.  We hope we will be able to return the favor.


 

Abingdon Pediatric Dentistry is a practice centered and focused on your child from the minute you walk through the door.  As your child enters all uncertainties about a dentist’s office vanish and they are swept up in the magical environment that was created just for them.  A movie room, games, and a real LIVE Nemo fish tank welcome them along with the staff.

 

As a mother of a special needs child, we have spent much of the last eight years in many doctor’s offices from Knoxville to Nashville to Ashville to Charlottesville and even though some of them have been wonderful, truly none of them have been as concerned as Abingdon Pediatric Dentistry when it comes to a positive experience for my daughter.  Even beyond her excellent dental care, I am often met at the car by Dr. Rolon’s husband John and offered help in unloading her wheelchair and getting her into the office.

 

Dr. Rolon and her team truly do strive every day to make your child feel like a star and through this they give you as a parent or guardian the peace of mind in knowing that you are giving your child the best dental care available.

-Betsy-

 


 

Halloween Candy Buy Back 2009

On behalf of OPERATION GRATITUDE and the U.S. Troops deployed overseas who will benefit from your kindness, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity and support of our Halloween Candy Drive.

 

Your generous support and donation of 122 lbs of candy enables us to send 60,000 packages during our 2009 Holiday Drive, including the shipment of our 500,000th Care Package on December 19th!

 


 

2010 Children’s Dental Health Month

Thank you so much for coming to speak with us.  The “plaque monster” movie is always a big hit!  We appreciate your time and effort in helping to educate us in the best way to take care of our teeth.

 

Sinking Springs Pre-school

We cannot thank you enough for your outstanding donations to our Tooth Fairy Story Time!  We had over 150 children attend story time.  Thank you for coming to our Thursday gathering, the demonstration and movie were great.  We are so indebted to you for making our program a huge success!

 

Washington County Public Library

 

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