My son Nathan is going to the dentist for his first check up in a few weeks. PLEASE anybody???? This child HATES doctors of any kind. He screams "no no no no no!!!!" and hides under anything he can- kicks and screams bloody murder. And that's just for getting weighed and measured! The pediatric dentist office we have the appointment with- the same guy I saw as a kid!- told me if he wouldn't sit there they'd talk to him nicely, then nurses would hold his arms and legs, and if all that didn't work they'd strap him to a papoose board! Talk about traumatizing the kid for life!!! He STILL hasn't gotten over his 2-year-old check at the dr.! I'm thinking it will just be a bust of an appointment. But they won't let parents go IN! They say it just makes them more scared and they won't know who to listen to. Well maybe, but then how will I know when to say "enough is enough" and get my kid before he's traumatized???