Patient Forms, Map and Directions to Charlottesville Office
Your first visit to Dr. Stump and Dr. Dixon establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. To understand what to expect for your first visit to our practice, please read through this page. You’ll find all the practical information you need, such as a map and directions to our office, practice hours, payment policies and more. There’s also background information about our committed staff and our first visit procedures. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient forms in advance of your appointment.
Our mission is to provide excellent dental care for infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs. We believe children are unique and precious individuals. We treat each patient as if they were our own and embrace the opportunity to make your child’s dental visit fun, exciting, and educational. Our goal is to provide the highest quality pediatric dental services for your child in a warm, welcoming, compassionate, family-oriented, kid-friendly, state-of-the-art facility.
In order to achieve this, we commit to the following:
- To eliminate the fear many children associate with dental visits by providing care to your child in a fun, relaxed, and non-intimidating manner.
- To provide patients and their parents with the right information to develop preventive dental skills for healthy teeth now and in the future.
- To provide gentle, quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs.
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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that your children visit the dentist by their 1st birthday. As your child enters our kid-friendly office, he or she will be introduced to our wonderful dental team. During the initial visit, our staff and doctors will review your child’s medical history, address any special concerns or questions you have, and help educate parents and children about oral health. The goal of the first dental visit is to:
- Review oral health and educate the parents to help prevent dental problems, and
- to give the child a fun and interactive dental experience so they understand what a dental appointment is like. We enjoy treating all children and want them to have a fun, exciting, and educational experience.
We encourage you to tell your child about their “First Dental Visit”. We recommend reading books that will help explain to your child what he or she should expect at their first dental visit. Please tell them that it will be fun and exciting. We ask that you please refrain from using words like “shot”, “needle”, “drill”, or “pull”. Our staff is highly trained to use words that convey the same meaning, but are less intimidating to your child. We appreciate your help in making your child’s dental visit a very positive one.
We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. We highly encourage parental participation. It is your decision to accompany your child when YOU think he or she is ready to experience the dental appointment by themselves.
For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.
We know you have many choices when choosing a Dentist in Charlottesville , VA so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our Web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.
Insurance and Billing
We accept most traditional insurance plans, contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan. As a courtesy, we are happy to file all your insurance claims for you, even insurance plans we do not participate with. We accept checks, cash or credit cards. We also accept Care Credit and offer limited payment plans upon request. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details.
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