We are committed to providing excellent dental care for children with special needs so they will receive the best oral care in a loving environment. We look forward to meeting you and your child to create an optimal dental experience. We offer many treatment methods that can be tailored to be successful for your childs needs.

The observations and suggestions you provide us will give us a better understanding of your child's personality, ability levels, sensitivities, strengths and weaknesses. Together, we can devise a Treatment Plan that is suited for the dental behavioral needs of your child.

Special Needs Program

With the increase in diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs), we recognize the importance of tailoring the dental experience to accommodate children with these characteristics. For many of our ASD patients, we have found that the Special Needs Program is a wonderful introduction to the dental office. This repetitive tasking approach helps your child develop a sense of trust and rapport with us to make our office a familiar, friendly place. Steps that may seem small, such as merely sitting in the dental chair or laying back might be significant accomplishments for some children. Our expectations will be adapted to each child's tolerance level. In order to keep the focus on your child, we usually recommend that siblings and friends do not accompany you to appointments.

Parental involvement is very helpful in the process. Practicing skills at home that we introduce in the office is helpful for your child's progress. Also, if your child has an IEP (Individual Educational Program), we encourage you to ask for the addition of oral care training as one of the self-help goals in the plan. This approach can be very effective in helping to attain a high level of comfort in the dental environment and enjoying a lifetime of good oral health.

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