This topic is the most common reason general dentists choose not to treat the pediatric patient. Preparing the child for a dental appointment and setting the foundation is the single most important part of treating children. Once the foundation is set, using words that the child can relate to (euphemisms) to explain the procedure is of the utmost importance. Most pediatric patients truly want to do good at their appointment and most will cooperated better than adults if the "stage is set" correctly. Once trust is gained and the patient is in the chair, it's a "chip shot"! Dr. Wren will share, in an hour or less, what took him years to learn.