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Our office, as well as the 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. Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care.

You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. If old enough, 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.

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

We invite you to stay with your child during the initial examination. During future appointments, we suggest you allow your child to accompany our staff through the dental experience. We can usually establish a closer rapport with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child's confidence and overcome apprehension. However, if you choose, you are more than welcome to accompany your child to the treatment room. 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 strive to make each and every visit to our office a fun one!

Tooth Fairy LetterTooth Fairy Letter

Your child will love getting this fun letter personalized for them from the Tooth Fairy. Not only is it fun, but it also helps educate them on the importance of proper oral health care and routine visits to the Tooth Fairy’s friend, the dentist.



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Dr. Michelle M Backhaus, Pediatric Dentist, and Dr. Christopher R. Overcash, Orthodontist of Central Jersey Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, are located in East Brunswick, NJ. They specialize in infants, children, teens and patients with special needs as well as offering various types of sedation dentistry. The office provides services for all surrounding cities including Old Bridge, Sayreville and Monroe.

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Our office, as well as the 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.

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176 Summerhill Rd.
East Bruswick, NJ 08876
Ph: 732-257-5588
Fax: 732-257-9189
Email: cjpdo3@hotmail.com

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