Social Story: Going to the Dentist

Social Story: Going to the Dentist (wonderful for Autistic patients and ALL patients)

Yesterday my patient texted me and wanted to ask a few questions about the Dental Filling visit.

Here was my response:

“It’s called a filling.

We will dry off the gums and put some cherry gel on the area to make it feel tingly.

Then we will give a small pinch (needle) that will put the tooth asleep.  This is the hardest part but if your son keeps his **hands to his side and keeps his head very still** then it will be very easy.

Once the tooth is snoring then we will wash away the cavity with our tooth power washer (drill). He won’t feel a thing.

We will place a ring around the tooth that acts like a fence.

And then wash the tooth with shampoo for 15 seconds (a little sour),

some paint,

dry it with a tooth dryer and then place the filling in.

We will use the tooth dryer again and then the tooth will be ready for the final polish/buff.

It will look so beautiful like a brand new tooth.

You don’t need to worry. We will tell you everything we are doing one step at a time.

Only thing to remember is to keep your hands to your side and keep your head still like a statue.

 

Dr. Erwin

 

I’ve highlighted the key steps and keywords and I’ll edit this post later to add photos

 

Here is a wonderful resource (GOING TO THE DENTIST) from HANDS in Autism:

https://handsinautism.iupui.edu/pdf/StrategyAtWork_VisitToDentistSocialStory.pdf

Go Team Canada! IIHF World Juniors 2017

Good luck Robert Thomas and Team Canada in the IIHF World Juniors. We are so proud of you at Bayview Family Dental. It’s been a long journey and we know you and your family have worked hard and sacrificed to get here!! Go Team Canada!! #worldjuniors #iihf #teamcanada
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Bayview Family Dental Sponsors Local Aurora Hockey Teams since 2005. AAA York Simcoe Express to the IIHF World Juniors Team Canada

Good luck Robert Thomas and Team Canada in the IIHF World Juniors 2017. We are so proud of you at Bayview Family Dental. It’s been a long journey and we know you and your family have worked hard and sacrificed to get here!! Go Team Canada!! #worldjuniors #iihf #teamcanada

 

EDIT:  Gold Medal in da North!!  Canada dramatically broke a 1-1 tie late in the third and added an empty netter to get a 3-1 win over Sweden and claim the gold at the World Junior Hockey Championship 2018!  #teamcanada #goldmedal