Yes!  Parents can definitely be back for first visits and cleanings.  Or, if you prefer, you can relax in the waiting room and enjoy a coffee!  Usually it’s ok for parents to accompany their child for treatment visits like a filling or an extraction; other times it may be better if the parent is not back with the child.  We’ve all seen kids who behave great for their teachers at school without their parents, but as soon as the parents come around they start misbehaving.  You’ve also seen kids that will behave well for one parent but not so well for the other parent.  Every child and parent is different, so you and Dr. Thom will work together to help figure out what scenario works to make sure your child has the best experience possible.