DS is just about to turn 3 and I am trying to set up his first dentist appointment. Two places I called clearly specified that I can go with him the first time, but after that, I have to stay in the waiting room. I asked two friends with young kids what they do, and they both said they go with their kid. My feeling is that if he were older, maybe 8 or so, I wouldn't mind letting him go by himself. But at three, I'm not so sure.
Do you stay with your child at the dentist? At what age do you think it's ok to let him go by himself.