Dr. Paul C. Riley
Dr. Charles F. Ezelle

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Dentist - Flowood
2655 Lakeland Drive
Flowood, MS 39232
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Your first visit to Jackson Dental Care 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.

Mission Statement
Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dental care.

To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.

Patient Forms
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:

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What To Expect
Being well-prepared for your appointment will ensure that the doctor has all of the needed information to provide the best possible care for you. It also will help relieve any unnecessary anxiety you may be feeling. Educate yourself on your symptoms by reviewing the content on this Web site. Also, take some time to review our staff page and familiarize yourself with the doctors. We look forward to your first visit.

Your Child's First Dental Visit
Your child's first visit to the dental office should be around his or her first birthday, but could be as early as you'd like (as soon as the first tooth erupts or even sooner).

Many children get scared or express apprehension when they know they are going to the dentist for the first time. All the more reason to start your baby on a lifetime of good oral hygiene at an early age. It is up to you (with help from us) to prepare your child for the visit by emphasizing the positive reasons for good dental care. Avoid using words such as "needle," pull," "hurt," or "drill," as these sometimes trigger fears in a child. The earlier the child is accustomed to visiting the dentist, the less those fears will be pronounced in later years.

For young children, especially those under three years, a parent or relative may accompany the child throughout the procedure. Older children are encouraged to show independence.

Many first visits are nothing more than introductory icebreakers to acquaint your child with the dentist and the practice. If the child is frightened, uncomfortable, or uncooperative, you may need to reschedule your appointment.

Patience and calm on your part will help ensure a successful and stress-free visit for your child. Schedule the appointment as early as possible in the day, when your child is alert and fresh.

The typical first dental appointment for your child could include one or more of the following:

  • A gentle but thorough examination of the teeth, jaw, bite, gums, and oral tissues to monitor growth and development and observe any problem areas.
  • If needed, a gentle cleaning, which includes polishing teeth and removing any plaque, tartar build-up, and stains.
  • X-rays
  • A demonstration of proper dental hygiene.
  • Assessment of the need for fluoride.

Ask our office if you can take your child on a tour of the dental office in advance of your appointment. This will create a sense of familiarity when the real appointment rolls around. Before your child's dental visit, ask us about the procedures to expect so there are no surprises. Talk to your child about what to expect, and build excitement as well as understanding about the upcoming visit. Bring with you to the appointment any records of your child's complete medical history.

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

601-932-8212