Today I went to the dentist for the first time on my own without my mum, and I thought I’d document it for you.
I walked there and arrived around 10 minutes early. I went to the reception desk, checked in and updated my medical history. The reception lady told me where the waiting room was and I went and sat down to wait for my name to be called. Unfortunately an emergency had come in so my appointment was 30 minutes late, however all the staff were friendly and kept apologising for the wait but that’s okay.
I went into my appointment and she asked a few questions about my medical history. She then lowered the chair and checked my teeth. She briefed me about everything she was doing, whilst explaining about oral hygiene. The dentist needed to do some X-rays, so she explained how that was going to work and what to do. All the staff were friendly and were always happy to answer any questions I had. After the x-rays were done my appointment was finished!
It was a really positive experience, and not many people like the dentist so that’s really good!