BEFORE THE 1ST VISIT TO THE PEDIATRIC DENTIST OF KU64
Tips for parents – so you can prepare your child for the first visit to the dentist in the best possible way
Our heartfelt wish is for your child to come to us with a smile and to leave our practice with a smile. That’s why we’ve written a little guide here with tips that can help you prepare your child for your first visit to the dentist:
- Please try to announce your visit to the dentist with a cheerful atmosphere right from the start:
a. “Yes, today you are allowed to go to the dentist!” your child agrees positively,
b. “Au weia, today we have to go to the dentist with you!” makes your child expect negative things from the beginning, because feelings of fear spread from parents to your children.
2. Speak to yourself only about your positive dental experience. If you don’t miss them, you’d rather not report them. Make your child aware that they shouldn’t take negative narratives of others seriously and discuss those stories at home.
3. Avoid negatively used terms such as anxiety, pain, hurt, drilling, syringe and similar. Even negations of these. Because with sentences like “You don’t need to be afraid, it won’t hurt at all” the subconscious only stores “fear” and “hurt”, so your child is first brought to the idea that he has to fear bad things at the dentist! Likewise, statements such as “You must be very brave and brave!” trigger negative expectations.
4. False promises cause mistrust: “You won’t notice this at all.” or “It’s going very fast.”, we unfortunately can’t always keep. Because your child will “remember” a gentle and painless treatment, and a thorough examination or careful therapy will take a little longer than “quite quickly”. Young children also lack a real sense of time. So we pediatric dentists can only disappoint and lose!
5. The promise of reward gifts will make your child believe that something terrible will follow, because great rewards are usually associated with bad experiences. And the feeling of earning something increases the pressure in advance. Also statements like “Mom will hold your hand.” Let us expect that there will be a need for consolation.
6. Helpful are stories like “Your dentist counts your teeth today and looks to see if they are all healthy.” Because on the first visit there is no treatment and we prepare your child for everything else. If unfortunately pain is the reason for your first visit to the dentist, it is best to say: “Your dentist will help you today that you are better off afterwards.”
7. Children’s books with the theme “Visit to the dentist” are also great for preparation. This will show your child the upcoming event. In addition, the dental situation at home can be played through with cuddly toys and other favorites and thus practiced.
8. If your child is no longer very small, encourage them to go to the treatment room alone. It turns out that it works so often better.
9. Have your child answer our questions, because your child should be at the center of the action and feel it.
10. Praise your child after treatment. This strengthens self-confidence and motivates you to try new things.
This is how the first visit to the dentist becomes a successful experience!
Please remember that our KU64 Youngstars Club is a lot different than you might know from your childhood. Child-friendly pain-free treatment is our top priority!
Your KU64 tooth fairies
THE CHILDREN’S PERSONALS OF KU64:
- Pediatric dentist Dr. Birte Habedank (née Berding)
- Paediatric dentist Inke Supantia
- Pediatric dentist Wiebke Lange
- Paediatric dentist Frederike Brüning
- Pediatric dentist Juliane Reichmuth
- Pediatric dentist Erny Grundmann
- Pediatric dentist Dr. Alexandra Wolf
- Pediatric dentist Dr. Anne Enssle
At KU64, our children’s prophylaxis assistants ensure a clean bite for kids and teens:
- Nicole Lindenau
- Cigdem Korur
- Alexandra Trosin
- Stefanie Andrä
Entrance to pediatrics and adolescent dentistry:
Kurfürstendamm 64 =>>>>> 4th floor
Phone 030 – 864 73 20 Fax 030 – 864 73 242
E‑mail info(at)ku64.de, www.ku64.de
Monday – Friday 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
We have reserved free parking in the yard for our guests.
You should have these documents at your disposal on your first visit
We want everything to go smoothly on your first appointment. In order to provide you with comprehensive advice, we need some documents when registering. Please bring the following documents for your initial examination:
Your insured card
With your health or health insurance card, you prove your affiliation to a statutory health insurance. All your personal data is stored on the chip. If you are privately insured, please bring your identity card.
Registration and question form on risk assessment
Before your first dental examination, we kindly ask you to fill in a registration form. With the registration or medical form we collect your contact details as well as information about your general health status. These include diseases, allergies and the intake of certain medicines that can affect dental treatment. Based on this information, risk factors can be identified at an early stage and complications can be prevented. You will receive the registration form from our dental assistants on your first visit to the reception area.
Your bonus help gives us an overview of your previous dental check-ups. With your initial examination, you will receive another stamp in your bonus booklet. In order to complete the bonus booklet, you must attend a precautionary appointment at least once a year, children even twice a year. If you have not missed a retirement date within five to ten years, you will receive a bonus grant for dental prostheses from your health insurance company. We take this information into account in your individual cost and therapy plan.
Have you been taken x-ray or 3D images, so-called DVT images, of your teeth in recent years? Ask your dentist to provide them with you if necessary. Our dentists can take these images into account when assessing your dental health and thus do without additional X-rays. Please also bring your X-ray passport to check-up if you have one.
Healing and cost plans
Another dentist has already drawn up a health and cost plan (ICP) for your treatment? We recommend that you bring it with you for your first dental examination. It contains information on dental status, care, planned therapy and expected costs and can be used by our dentists as a guide for further contracts.
Drug pass and heart pass
Please let us know if you are currently or regularly taking medication. A look at your medication passport or the package leaflet of your medication scares us to predict unwanted interactions.
Do you already have dentures, prostheses or other implants such as a pacemaker? Please inform us about this and bring your heart passport, if available, to our practice for initial examination.
Are you allergic and have received an allergy passport from your doctor? An intact immune system is an important factor, especially in the case of dentures. On the basis of the allergy passport, we can exclude or take into account possible contact allergies to dental prostheses in our treatments.
If you have received a referral from your dentist to one of our specialists, please bring it with you for the initial examination. Your treating dentist will be informed of the diagnosis of our examinations afterwards.
If you do not have time to brush your teeth in advance, you can simply do so before your visit to the dentist in our practice. Toothbrushes and cream are available. However, if you are using a special toothpaste, remember to bring it. Please also allow a few minutes extra time for brushing your teeth in our practice.
How does the initial examination work?
On your first visit to our dental practice, there is generally no specific treatment unless you have any complaints. During the first examination, our dentists first take a look at the health status of your teeth. In doing so, they examine:
- Your teeth on plaque, tartar and tooth decay as well as on fractures, damaged fillings and lack of vitality
- Your gums for signs of periodontitis
- the condition of your dentures
- the position of individual teeth and your tongue
- Your jaw joint and the barelyuscule on disharmonies and misalignments
- your oral mucosa, lips and lymph nodes as well as
- Throat, face, head and neck on swelling, redness and tissue changes as possible signs of cancer
In some cases, we take photographic photographs to document the health status of your teeth and your teeth. Additional X-rays may also be required to better detect cavities and holes between your teeth.
Individual advice on all services of dentistry
Should further appointments be necessary in the future due to the initial examination, we will inform you in a personal consultation about your treatment options. You have the opportunity to ask your questions at any time. In consultation with our colleagues in the fields of implantology, periodontology, oral surgery, orthodontics and aesthetic dentistry, we finally draw up a treatment plan that includes all further steps. In this way, we can always tell you exactly what we have achieved so far and how long the treatment will take.
Full service under one roof
Short distances and high quality are thus guaranteed: We manufacture your dentures in our in-house high-tech dental laboratory. We use all common materials such as CEREC, titanium, gold, plastic or ceramics. On request, our dental technicians can get to your treatment chair to give you your radiant smile back permanently.
Precaution for a lifelong smile
Even without subsequent treatment, we recommend that our patients arrange regular check-up appointments with their dentist after your initial examination. This enables us to detect and treat common diseases at an early stage before they get worse. Inadequate nutrition, eating disorders, poor oral hygiene, stress or incorrect alignment of the jaw can also affect your health in the long term. In your first examination, we will give you concrete information and tips for healthy teeth and inform you about the topics of prophylaxis and professional tooth cleaning. All of these are ways to prevent not only complex procedures, but also to reduce your treatment costs in the long term.
Anxiety patients are in safe hands with us
The very thought of the dentist makes many people anxious and anxious. That’s why we take our time especially for our anxiety patients. We are pleased that you have found the courage to contact our practice. Patients with dental anxiety get an appointment at KU64 at very short notice and do not have to wait long. The first appointment is for getting to know each other exclusively. We will be happy to answer your questions in detail with full attention.
We also take you by the hand during the treatments. Unpleasant odours and noises can cause the stress level to rise rapidly even before treatment. We know that. We counteract this with special relaxation techniques, autogenous training or acupuncture. To hide disturbing noises of the dental instruments, we offer you music or radio plays. For longer treatments, you can watch a movie with video glasses. We divide the treatment itself into small steps. This provides sufficient pauses in which we can explain the next step.
We promise you: Pain during a visit to the dentist is a thing of the past at KU64 Berlin. In our practice, we have many years of experience with sedatives or soothing agents. On request, we can also carry out your treatment under general anaesthetic.
How much does an initial examination at Ku64 Berlin cost?
In the case of patients insured by law, the health insurance company reimburses the costs for the initial examination. Private patients are themselves charged for the check-up.
How long are the waiting times at KU64 Berlin?
If you have arranged an appointment for an initial examination in our dental practice, there are hardly any waiting times for you. In case of acute pain on the tooth, you can visit our practice without an appointment. In this case, please contact us in advance. This allows us to better plan your pain treatment and reduce your waiting time.
How long does the initial examination at KU64 Berlin take?
The initial examination usually takes between 30 minutes and one hour, depending on the request.
Do you have any questions? We are happy to advise you!
Do you have any further dental questions about your initial examination and our services? Please contact us and call us or send us an e-mail. Our team of dentists and specialists can reach you seven days a week.