What to Expect

First appointments at Happy Kids Dental start your child on a lifelong journey to great oral health. From touring the practice to playing and treatment, here’s what to expect the first time your child comes to see us.


At Happy Kids Dental

1. no surprises

We recommend families tour the practice in advance to get a breakdown of everything your child can expect beforehand and give them a chance to get excited about their first appointment. It’s all about building trust.

2. Fun-filled waiting areas

When you arrive at Happy Kids Dental, you won’t notice the usual smells and sounds of the dentist’s waiting room – and there’s no need to tell your kids to ‘shhh!’, either! We’ve divided our bright, colourful waiting areas into age-appropriate zones – so toddlers can play to their hearts’ content; tweens can have fun with games consoles and iPads; and teens can hang out in a quieter space that’s just for them. Parents and carers can also relax, with coffee, refreshments and WiFi on tap.

3. Bespoke care

At Happy Kids Dental, we treat every child as unique. We work carefully to build a positive and friendly relationship with your child, and for parents we provide detailed and personalised ‘Happy Smile’ plans that chart your child’s individual dental development.

4. Language on their level

All Happy Kids Dental staff are trained to include children in the decision-making process and speak to them in a way that is non-threatening and easy to understand. We talk children through every procedure and instrument, using gentle persuasion and positive reinforcement. It reduces the fear of the unexpected – and, who knows, could even inspire a new generation of budding dentists!


See For Yourself?

Happy Kids Dental encourages all new patients to come and visit the practice before their first appointment. Come and have a coffee and see our facilities while your kids check out our amazing entertainments!

Contact us today to find out more