Books for Elementary Students: Going to the Dentist

A Day in the Life of a Dentist by Heather Adamson

A nonfiction book with photographs that follows a dentist through her workday. Ages 5-8

Celebrate! Going to the Dentist Board by Sophia Day, Megan Johnson

Readers will learn about what occurs during a dental visit, lessening dental fears. Ages 5-6

Doctor De Soto by William Steig

What will Doctor De Soto do when a fox shows up with a toothache? The answer puts a funny spin on conquering dental fears. Ages 5-8

If the Dentist Were an Animal by Rachel Grider, Summer Morrison

From Kangaroos to Dinosaurs, this story takes the reader on a great dental adventure. Ages 4-8

Let’s Meet a Dentist by Bridget Heos

A group of kids visit Doctor Florez to discover how she can help keep teeth clean and healthy. Ages 5-8

My Dentist, My Friend

This book focuses on the most fun parts about a dental appointment, reassuring children who experience dental anxiety. Ages 5-6

The Crocodile and the Dentist by Taro Gomi

A crocodile is a little afraid of going to the dentist. The dentist is a little afraid of a crocodile coming to his office. Ages 7-9

What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist by Heidi Murkoff

An engaging look at the dental visit experience through the sweet eyes of Angus the Answer Dog. Angus offers a story or game to play at every part of the process, helping kids and parents alike. Ages 5-8

*Many of the books listed can be found on Amazon. Many audio versions can be found on YouTube.