Dentist Visit Book

New children's book reassures that dental visits are nothing to fear

Oct. 18, 2013

Children who haven’t gone to the dentist may be fearful because they don’t know what to expect. This new children’s book changes that – providing a charming story that lets children know what will happen each step of the way. Author Judi Snyder puts her years of dental hygienist experience into high gear, creating Tara the Terrific Tooth Fairy, who shows a young girl exactly what happens during a dental checkup.

“Emily’s First Visit to the Dentist” stars Emily, who is seeing the dentist for the first time. Her friend Max tells Emily she’ll get a cool new toothbrush, and her friend Katie talks about the tasty toothpaste. Tara comes to Emily in a dream and lets her know step-by-step what will happen when she sees the dentist, from X-rays to fluoride treatments. Hearing from Tara further reassures Emily, who ends up enjoying her first checkup. Realistic illustrations by Carissa Marinelli enliven this story that will put young dental patients at ease.

This is the first book for author Judi Snyder, who’s been a registered dental hygienist for 26 years, including pediatric practice. The mother and community volunteer decided to write the book after seeing first-hand how many young children were afraid when they were at the dentist’s office.

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Emily’s First Visit to the Dentist
Judi Snyder
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-21812 24 pages $9.95 US

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