Golisano Children's Hospital / Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics / Services / Visual Supports / Going to the Dentist Going to the Dentist Today, I am going to the dentist. The dentist helps keep my teeth clean and healthy. First, I will check in at the front desk.Then I will wait in the waiting room until it is my turn. I will wait quietly. There are fun toys to play with!When my name is called, I will walk down a hallway to see the dentist. The dentist will ask me to lie down in a big chair. The chair can go up and down. I will lay still. The dentist has to wear a mask, gloves, and glasses to look at my teeth. I will wear a special bib when I am lying down in the chair. This helps keep my clothes clean. The dentist will turn on a bright light to see inside my mouth. If this light hurts, I can close my eyes or wear sunglasses. The dentist will ask me to open my mouth wide. I will keep my head still while the dentist looks in my mouth. Next, the dentist will check my teeth with special tools. This may tickle. Some of the tools make noise. This is okay! If it is too loud, I can wear headphones.I can hold someone's hand or ask for my favorite toy when I am lying in the dentist chair. When the dentist is all done, it will be time for me to go home. I did a great job at the dentist! This social story is brought to you by Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Golisano Childrens Hospital. Picture Communication Symbols ©1981–2015 by Mayer-Johnson LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission.