Special Dental Treatment for Special Children
Continuous Care for Every Step of Your Child’s Journey
Over 7 million children in the United States live with special needs, Something as simple as a routine teeth cleaning isn’t simple to them. It’s uncomfortable, overwhelming, and sometimes frightening, which can hinder parents from seeking the regular dental care their children deserve. We understand. There aren’t many dentists who have the specialized skills, training, and capabilities to serve these unique pediatric needs. We are the shining exception to this rule.
Our hospital-trained and pediatric dentists have dedicated their careers to treating children with special physical, cognitive, and emotional needs. Through an empathetic and individualized approach, our professionals deliver exceptional care to children who have difficulty visiting the dentist.
- We come to the child’s level, work within his or her comfort zone, and take small steps to ensure that they feel a sense of accomplishment and ease.
- For children unable to visit our offices, in-home care is always an option and is encouraged.
- We strategize with parents before any action takes place to learn the child’s triggers, sensitivities, and methods of soothing.
- We partner with parents to learn their tips and tricks for interacting with the child and emulate those approaches during our visits.
- We do not force any treatment upon the children. If they are uncomfortable in the chair, we walk them back to their safe spaces. Even if we don’t accomplish anything clinically during a visit, we make sure to accomplish positive experiences and trust.
- We stay in constant communication with parents to explore treatment options and determine what the best approach is for the child, taking into account all of their needs.
- We offer a variety of treatment modalities for comfortable dental treatment including sedation options ranging from nitrous oxide gas and oral medications to general anesthesia administered by a physician anesthesiologist.
Continuum of Care
Once children with special needs reach adulthood, they face the even more challenging task of finding a dentist to treat them. As professionals committed to caring for individuals with cognitive or developmental disabilities, phobia, and complex genetic and medical conditions, we understand these concerns. Our commitment to a continuum of care means your child will see dentists and staff they are familiar with into adulthood.