The family dentist is someone who can help calm the fears of a young child. They can do this because they get to know the young child over a long period of time. Your family dentist will know exactly how to make your child feel comfortable and at ease.
If you do not have a family dentist I would suggest you get one as soon as possible. If you are new to a certain area then you can go online to a dental website to see which dentists are in your area. Then make an appointment for a checkup.