Help! My baby is getting teeth! What do I do? The first step is to establish a Dental Home for your child. The Dental Home is defined by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) as “the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way.” By becoming a patient of a pediatric dentist, and we hope you choose The Dental Ark, you will have access not only to a Dental Home, but also a pediatric dentist that will help guide your oral healthcare decisions.