The American Dental Association recommends that children be seen by a dentist 6 months after the eruption of their first tooth. This usually happens around age one. This appointment is a simple visual exam to ensure that everything is developing properly, and there are no dental concerns. We are happy to provide this service free of charge. As your child grows, so do their dental needs. We will be there every step of the way to ensure optimal dental health. If any needs arise, such as cavities or orthodontics, we will be able to correct them early avoiding more costly and complicated procedures.

We believe your child’s first visit to the dentist is absolutely critical! Making sure they have a fun, positive experience is essential to their overall health. We find that children who love coming to the dentist actually have better checkups, take better care of their teeth, and look forward to returning for 6 month appointments. Our trained team members are great with kids, and will ensure your child has a positive experience at Nephi Dental Clinic. Drs. Doug and Scott have in-chair televisions to help patients feel relaxed, as well as their fun puppet “Freddy the Flossasaurus” to show your child how to properly care for their teeth. Here at Nephi Dental Clinic we have many parents tell us their child can’t wait to come to the dentist again.

Drs. Doug and Scott Petersen love living in the Nephi area and serving the dental needs of their community. The brothers love to hear kids say, “Dr. Petersen, look! I lost my tooth!” when they are attending community and school events. We invite you and your children to experience the difference at Nephi Dental Clinic, and become part of our dental family.