Your child first dental visit. Proper dental care right from the start will make fore health teeth that will last your child lifetime. The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that a child should be seen by a dentist when their first tooth appears.   A good Pediatric dental office loves to see children in the office and will often provide a friendly visit for first-time patients. Many times children are shown around the office, they are shown dental instruments, have a ride in the dental chair and, if ready, a cleaning and check-up. Making the visit to the dentist an enjoyable one.