Your Child's First Visit

A child's first visit to the dentist should be an enjoyable experience. We understand that children can be uneasy when faced with a new situation.  The staff at Folan Family Dental uses pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each part of the appointment.  We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment you arrive at FFD.

Folan Family Dental feels that the use of children’s literature is a good way to introduce your child to their first visit to the dentist. At FFD we have a library of books that we recommend. The books can be borrowed from our office at no charge and returned at the appointment.  By reading to your child, you can introduce them to the dentist, the office visit, dental tools & equipment, proper brushing and a variety of other topics.  While reading and discussing the pictures, your child has the opportunity to ask questions.   In our dental library, we have a variety of books to accommodate your child’s age and interests.  Our staff is familiar with the choices and we have short descriptions of each book to assist you with picking the book that will best suit your child.  To borrow a book, simply contact reception at FFD.

In addition, when you borrow a book from our library, we have a list of suggestions and activities to further assist you with preparing your child for their first dental visit. 

Also, if your child has specific concerns about their initial dental visit, please let the staff at Folan Family Dental know.



Good News!

We are happy to announce that Folan Family Dental has re-opened!* We are now located at 540 Gallivan Blvd, Dorchester, just a few steps from our previous office. We couldn’t be happier to remain in the Adam’s Village neighborhood!

We used the same architect and construction company as our previous office and are thrilled with how the new office came out. The current office is slightly larger than our previous practice with five treatment rooms, the latest equipment and technology, a comfortable reception area and for our young patients: a children’s play area.

All the photographs were saved and are now hung up. We have added to our seasonal decorations and believe the office has a “homey” feel to it. FFD now has on-site parking for patients during their appointments. Our practice is located on the second floor, and the building has an elevator.

When you come for an appointment, you will notice many of our staff members have remained with us. We are also excited to have a few wonderful additions to our personnel.

To schedule an appointment, you can call FFD at (617) 265-8393 or send us an e-mail to Alternatively, patients are welcome to stop by our office, see the practice and book an appointment in person. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you and “catching up”.

*FFD built the new office after a fire in September, 2017 that destroyed our previous practice.

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