University Dental Associates

At what age should my child have their first dental visit?

Both your pediatric specialist and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) state that your child's dental visit should be at one year of age, or at least six months after the first tooth comes in. There are many reasons to start dental care early on such as:

It allows your pediatric dentist to begin monitoring your son or daughter's oral health and development so they can detect any concerns at an early stage.
It helps your child acclimate to visiting the dentist and to understand that it's a safe and welcoming place.

This is an excellent time to ask questions about your son or daughter's oral development so you can make the most of your routine at home.

You can prepare your child for his or her dental visits by talking about it beforehand in a positive way. Reading books or stories to them about visiting the dentist can also be helpful in preparing them for what's going to happen during their appointment. You might also consider bringing your child along with you to your cleaning and checkup so they can see what visiting the dentist is like. 

We are happy to help! Contact our office for more information on preparing your son or daughter for their first dental visit.

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A Letter From Dr. Tyler

 
Dear Valued Patients,
 
As I celebrate nearly 40 years of dentistry, I want to thank those who have given me the opportunity to be your dentist. Your trust and confidence in me and our University Dental Associates (“UDA”) staff over the years has been professionally rewarding and personally humbling. Dentistry has been an inextricable part of my identity and I truly consider patients to have been more like family. Although this role has been one of the greatest privileges of my life, I have decided it is time to transition to the next chapter and retire (or at least give it a try).
 
Many of you are aware that two years ago Dr. Kennedy and I sold UDA to Dr. Walby. This transition has been gradual and ensured that the UDA staff and patients are left in capable and caring hands. Dr. Walby will continue to lead the UDA staff in our commitment to the community and I could not be more pleased with his leadership efforts. Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Fanelli, who joined UDA in 2020, will continue to practice at UDA as Associate Dentists. Furthermore, our staff will remain diligent in nurturing the relationships we have worked hard to establish over the years.
 
My last day with UDA will be on Thursday, May 27, 2021. I will still be residing in Rochester and look forward to seeing many of you around town. If you have questions or would like to stay connected please do not hesitate to reach out via email: bpmect@sbcglobal.net .
 
Wishing you all the best in life and dental health.

Sincerely,
Brian G. Tyler, D.D.S.