To make a long story short, my step daughter was raped, sodomized and sexually abused by her dad (my ex husband now) while we were married. We both are leery of new people and places because of the past events. We moved to a different state, and his new dentist office has a police where parents aren't allowed to bring children to their appointments (not sure I like it, but it's understandable) and they don't allow parents to go in with a child over the age of 3. I talked to my neighbor, and apparently it's standard procedure here. When they called my son's name, I got up to go with him, and they informed me that parents weren't allowed to go in with children over 3. It was the 1st time we had been to the new dentist, and I wasn't told about this prior to the visit so I had a momentary 'freak out' and said "oh no!" I did get to go in with him, but they said I wouldn't be able to be in the room with him if he needed work done. I didn't say anything, but he didn't need work done so all was well. Do you think I was a little over protective? Ever since my step daughter was raped by her dad, I feel like you can never be too careful concerning child predators, escpecially in new places and around new people. Does anyone else's dentist (or doctor's office) have a police like this? What do you think of it? I think they need to be more sensitive to families that are there for their 1st time and may have had things happen like we have in the past.