Frequently Asked Questions
Please bring the completed First Visit Form with you along with your child for their first visit. We will then explain everything to your child in a non-threatening manner. Sometimes over-preparing your child for the first visit creates more anxiety. If you wish, you may inform your child that we will be counting and brushing their teeth.
Your first visit is a detailed visit. We schedule extra time for the visit as we anticipate questions. Dr. Beaudet-Uy will go over medical and dental histories as well as cover any questions that you may already have for her. Your child will have their teeth cleaned and examined, anything that further needs to be discussed will be addressed.
The first visit takes 30-45 minutes.
Our office policy is to see the emergency as soon as possible. This usually will occur on the same day.
If your child has an emergency after hours, please call our office at 808.329.7351 for
Running on time is very important in our office as children don’t usually wait patiently. We do understand that schedules are busy and we will try to accommodate you as much as possible. Please understand however, that all of our patients are children attending school. It would be impossible to schedule all our patients after school.
Dr. Beaudet-Uy has treated both children and adults with special needs for over 20 years. She tries to establish a comfort level with each patient on an individual basis. Long term care and comfort in the office is a goal we work towards.
At times when extensive repair treatment is needed, Dr. Beaudet-Uy along with an anesthesiologist can sedate a patient in office.
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76-6225 Kuakini Highway, Suite 106
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740 directions
To our families:
Thank you for your patience as we do our best to address parent & patient concerns at this time.
Our office has always upheld the highest standards to keep our patients safe. Dental offices are generally held to pretty high standards as far as sterilization, disinfection and patient & staff protection. There have been some changes that are now practiced that are specific to COVID response. Click here for more. If you’d like specific updates, please do not hesitate to call our office for a copy of this list.
Screening our patients and families the day before and the day of your visit is now standard. As the government changes its rulings on a daily basis, we do not. We are a health office and so follow science-based information. We do this to keep our patients & staff as safe as possible. We adhere to quarantine guidelines whether or not the state is doing so. If you or anyone in your home have traveled off island within the past 14 days, we kindly ask that you reschedule your child’s appointment.
As for school schedules, my staff and I understand the frustration with ever changing school schedules. Most of us have children at some level of school as well. We are trying to be as accommodating as possible with sticking to our core scheduling policies. We also follow guidelines suggested by the American Dental and Pediatric Dental Societies respectively.
We appreciate your confidence in our office as we make your child’s dental health our top priority.
- Dr. Melissa Beaudet-Uy and Team