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Parents' Primer: Dental, Medical and Hospital Visits


Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J617.3 KAWA Kawa, Katie My First Trip to the Dentist
Follows a young girl on a trip to the dentist where she gets her teeth cleaned and x-rayed.
J617.6 CRABT Crabtree, Marc Meet My Neighbor, the Dentist
Contents: Doctor Meisels and his family -- The family makes breakfest -- Getting ready -- Dental care -- X-rays -- Cleaning teeth -- A closer look -- Filling a cavity -- Dental floss -- Ready for the next patient -- Picture glossary.
J617.6 EHRLI Ehrlich, Fred Does a Lion Brush?
Although animals may not brush their teeth, children are told how and why they should.
J617.6 Grohman, Almute Dragon Teeth and Parrot Beaks: Even Creatures Brush Their Teeth
Uses animals and rhyme to introduce the necessity of dental care.
J617.6 GUILL Guillain, Charlotte Visiting the Dentist
Learn about everything that might happen when you visit the dentist.
J617.6 HEWIT Hewitt, Sally Going to the Dentist
Shows children the common experience of going to the dentist and how to take care of their teeth.
J617.6 Keller, Laurie Open Wide: Tooth School Inside
Through a classroom setting in which teeth are the students, presents information about the structure and care of teeth and the services provided by dentists.
J617.6 KEMPE Kemper, Bitsy Out and About at the Dentist
Contents: We're going on a field trip to the dentist -- We can't wait! -- Things to find out -- What happens during a dental checkup? -- What is a cavity? -- How do x-rays help the dentist keep teeth healthy? -- What's the best way to prevent cavities?
J617.6 MILLE Miller, Heather What Does a Dentist Do?
Do you know what a dentist does? Learn about the dentist, some of his tools, and how he or she can help you have a great smile.
J617.6 MURPH Murphy, Patricia J. The Dentist's Office
Contents: The dentist's office -- The exam room -- Healthy smiles.
J617.6 WEBST Webster, Avril Off We Go to the Dentist
J617.601 ZIEFE Ziefert, Harriet ABC Dentist
A trip to the dentist's office is easy once you know the ABCs of it. In this book kids will learn important words like "appointment" "cavity" "plaque" and "X-ray."
JE BARBE Barber, Tom Open Wide!
Sam does not like going to the dentist, but then, who does? Dr. Murgatroyd, the dentist, explains to the unbudging Sam, who is hiding under the dentist chair, that he has had to treat many a nervous, and peculiar, patient before. There's been a hippo with a toothache; a beaver who just couldn't stop nibbling; and a crocodile with a whole mouthful of surprises...
JE BEREN Berenstain, Stan The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
Sister Bear watches Dr. Bearson fill Brother Bear's small cavity. Then it's her turn in the chair to have a dangling baby tooth removed.
JE COUSI Cousins, Lucy Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth
Maisy the mouse and her animal friends accompany nervous Charley on his first visit to the dentist.
JE Gomi, Taro The Crocodile and the Dentist
A crocodile and a dentist have an encounter in which each is afraid of the other.
JE JOHNS Johnston, Teresa My Tooth is Loose, Dr. Moose!
When Lily Leopard, Simon Squirrel, and Benjamin Bunny have loose teeth, they go to Dr. Moose the dentist, who gets rid of the patients' loose teeth with such "Moose Magic" techniques as wiggling, pushing and pulling, and giving a patient a crunchy carrot
JE London, Jonathan Zack at the Dentist
Zack the chimpanzee goes to the dentist to see about his toothache.
JE Mayer, Mercer Just Going to the Dentist
Little Critter goes to the dentist for a checkup, and finds that going to the dentist isn't so bad.
JE Munsch, Robert Andrew's Loose Tooth
Andrew's tooth is loose and no one can help him remove it, not even the Tooth Fairy.
JE ROSEN Rosenberry, Vera Vera Goes to the Dentist
On Vera's first visit to the dentist, she has an unexpected reaction when he tries to polish her teeth.
JE Sage, Angie Molly at the Dentist
When Molly visits the dentist for the first time, she will not show him her teeth until he lets her look at them in his tiny mirror.
JE SARAH Sarah, Duchess of York Jacob Goes to the Doctor and Sophie Visits the Dentist
Two young friends share their experiences, one of a visit to the doctor for an injection, and the other of a trip to the dentist for a check-up.
JE SCOTT Scotto, Michael Sweet Tooth Bun
Bun the Baker has to visit the dentist when his sweet tooth gives him a cavity.
JE Steig, William Doctor De Soto
Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain.
JE WILLS Willson, Sarah Behold, No Cavities! : A Visit to the Dentist
SpongeBob and Patrick visits the dentist.
JER JOYCE Joyce, Melanie At the Dentist
Fred takes Jess on her first visit to the dentist, and volunteers to let her watch his examination first.
JER KLEIN Klein, Adria F. Max Goes to the Dentist
Max visits the dentist to have his teeth checked and cleaned.
JER MEIST Meister, Cari The Shivery Shark
Marco the shark is scared to go to the dentist, but his tooth will not stop hurting.
JER SATER Sateren Shelley Swanson Max and Zoe at the Dentist
Zoe helps Max feel brave when he has to go to the dentist to have two teeth pulled.
S J617.6 SCHUH Schuh, Mari Vamos al dentista / At the dentist
Simple text, photographs, and diagrams present information about going to the dentist and how to take care of teeth properly -- in both English and Spanish.


Kids Health: Going to the Dentist
An interactive website for kids, teens and parents about dental health and going to the dentist.

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