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Your Child’s First Dental Visit
   What Our Patients Say

Everything was great! From the time I walk in the door until I leave each person makes you feel comfortable. Dr. Harrell and his assistants are always kind and warm. They always check to see if I'm ok. Dr. Harrell explains what he is doing and prepares me for any forthcoming discomfort. What a great team. Thank you.

Dorothy H.    
   What Our Patients Say

I had not seen a dentist for 8 years previous to this visit due to a terrible experience. Your friendly, knowledgeable staff has restored my faith in dentistry and I will be back for 6 month check-ups. I also plan to have some cosmetic work done.

Saylor M.    
   What Our Patients Say

Amazing — My son and daughter's first time to the practice. Dr. Spruill was great with them. He spoke to them so that they would understand the importance of their dental care. I was really impressed with the office staff as well.

Stephen C.    
   What Our Patients Say

“Dr. Harrell is the best! Dr. Harrell and his staff are attentive and so polite that it just makes visiting the dentist and pleasant experience.”

Patricia P.    
   What Our Patients Say

I have been going to Dr. Etheridge pretty much my entire life, now my children go to Dr. Spruill I love the staff at Greenbrier Dental, everyone from the front counter staff to the Dr are always pleasant and great to work with. I will never chance another dentist.

Braden W.    
   What Our Patients Say

I was very pleased with the treatment I recently received at Greenbrier Dental. I came in for a pain issue, and was told I needed to have root canal treatment done. I was initially very nervous, but Dr. Balino and her Assistants were quick to put me at ease. The procedure was completed in a timely manner, and I felt no discomfort at all. Overall great experience!

Brenda S.    
   What Our Patients Say

I had not been to see a dentist in several years, so you can imagine the anxiety I felt about seeing one after such a long time! Everyone in your office--from the receptionist, to the hygienist, to Dr. Orr herself--was so comforting and positive! I do not have nearly the anxiety I had before meeting everyone at your office! Thanks for such a wonderful experience!

Clarice W.    
   What Our Patients Say

Awesome! Nothing but kudos so far. This was our first visit/cleaning at this office. We just moved to VB due to my husband being in the USCG. It's always a scary thing going to a new dentist but, again, nothing but kudos. Highly recommend this place!

Alea A.    
   What Our Patients Say

“Friendly and gentle on my mouth.  Greenbrier Dental is such a friendly office! You all are so much gentler on my teeth and gums than my previous dentist (for 20 years) was. I don't come out with an aching mouth--yay!!!"

Tabitha R.    
   What Our Patients Say

Greenbrier Dental Center is the absolute best! Although I now live in NE NC, I still travel to VA because of the staff & service. One just can't beat Greenbrier Dental Center. Thank you Dr. Harrell, Lisa et al for making my dental appointments pleasant & informative. I know it's not the norm to enjoy going to the dentist but I really look forward to my visits.

Donya D.    
   What Our Patients Say

The first girl I met made me completely at ease. Finding a new dentist is like finding a new hair dresser. You are nervous. It was truly a wonderful experience and the first lady who took my x-rays even offered to hold my hand if I needed her to! It was AWESOME!

Cheri D.    

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 Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist 

 The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children are seen by a dentist no later than their first birthday. 

At your child’s first visit, a member of the Greenbrier Pediatric Dental Team will review your child’s oral health with you and discuss any concerns you may have.

Dr. Spruill and his team will clean your child’s teeth and check for normal development of the teeth and gums. Dental X-rays will be taken as necessary for diagnosis and evaluation. We explain these procedures to children as brushing, counting, and taking pictures of the teeth.

Parents may accompany children into the treatment area for the initial exam.

At the first visit, some topics that we discuss include: oral hygiene, diet, pacifier use/thumbsucking, eruption of teeth, spacing of teeth, and fluoride.

If your child does have a dental problem requiring treatment, we will work with you to plan and schedule treatment.



Before The First Visit

Many parents are surprised to see their children have an enjoyable first visit to the dentist. Through special training and attention, we work hard to make your child’s visit to the dentist fun and positive experience.

When discussing the upcoming dental visit with your child, please use positive language and just be relaxed when talking about this experience.

Please do not use negative words such as: shot, hurt, needle, or pull. Use of negative words will unnecessarily increase your child’s level of anxiety.
We use a specialized terms when describing the dental office to children and we have a great deal of experience in helping your child feel good about going to the dentist.

At the end of the visit, we have a treasure chest where children are rewarded for their participation and help.

We take pride in having happy patients

and confident parents who look forward their visit to  

Greenbrier Dental Center! 


What If My Child Cries

Parents often wonder what to do if their child cries. 

Crying is a normal reaction to the unknown and it is okay for children to be anxious about new situations. 

For very young children who are not able to sit in the dental chair, we recommend that they sit in your lap or with one of our Pediatric Dental Team members.  

We are trained to help even the most fearful children through their dental experience. 

As your child gets older, our goals include helping them to promote their independence and build self esteem.

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Find Us Here:
Greenbrier Dental Center
1059 Eden Way North
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(next to Greenbrier Mall)

Phone: 757-547-2266
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