YOUR FIRST VISIT & BEYOND
“There’s no one way to treat a child,” says Dr. Christina Mazzone. “We are masters of patience and flexibility here.” Gaining her young patients’ trust while providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art care is all in a day’s work for this gentle, experienced dentist. Everyone on her energetic staff is good with kids and happy to come to work—and it shows.
Dr. Mazzone advocates starting patients at age 1, to teach parents good dental habits and monitor oral development. “Establishing a dental home is as important as finding a good pediatrician,” she says. She offers evening hours for busy teenagers with after-school sports and activities. “My biggest compliment is hearing kids ask, ‘When do we get to come back?’” says Dr. Mazzone, a perennial New Jersey Monthly Top Dentist.
We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Everything we do at Children’s Dental Specialists is designed to ensure your child has a positive dental experience.
Most dental disease can be prevented. We believe this to be true by working together in cooperation with children and parents.
We stress prevention by incorporating the use of brushing and flossing instructions, topical fluorides, diet counseling, and sealants into our daily practice. We believe that when the dentist, parent, and child each play an integral part in a prevention program, children can stay cavity free.
Plan to arrive 10 minutes or more before your scheduled appointment to complete any paperwork.
Your scheduled appointment is reserved specifically for you or your child. Any change in this appointment effects all of our patients. If a cancellation is unavoidable, please call the office at least 48 business hours in advance so that we may give that time to another patient. If 2 broken/missed appointments occur, or there are 2 cancellations without 48-hour notice, our office reserves the right to not schedule any subsequent appointments. Also, if you arrive 10-15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule for the next available appointment time.
For pediatric patients, all restorative (filling, extraction, etc.) procedures are scheduled in the morning hours. Children tend to do much better in the morning for these types of procedures. Treatment appointments are much easier when your child, the doctor, and staff are fresh.
Recall (cleaning and check-up) appointments are made six months in advance for your convenience.
We strive to see all patients on time for their scheduled appointment. We make every effort to stay on schedule. Keep in mind we run on children's time, not adult time. Therefore, there are times when our schedule is delayed in order to accommodate an injured child or an emergency. We will provide you the same courtesy if your child is in need of emergency treatment. If you have to wait more than 15 minutes, please ask our staff the reason for the delay.
A parent or legal guardian (with official documentation) must be present in the office during the initial examination and/or any filling appointments.
If you have an emergency after our office closes, call (908)791-3333 and leave a message on the emergency line. If our doctors are unable to respond to your message please use your best judgement and seek hospital treatment.
USE YOUR BEST JUDGEMENT AND SEEK HOSPITAL TREATMENT IF NECESSARY