It familiarizes children with many of the tools and procedures they are likely to encounter during their visit, allowing them to become more comfortable with dentists and oral hygienists. By showing how specific instruments are used to examine or treat them, why they are used, and how they work, this book helps children develop positive attitudes about their visits to the dentist. Children are invited to participate in a section entitled "Your Job," while "Points for Parents" offers advice on discussing the book with children. It also suggests activities to do before and after a trip to the dentist to help young patients become comfortable with the visit and procedures. The Dentist and You is illustrated with photographs of children visiting dental offices, and with line drawings.