Special Needs Dentistry

Providing comprehensive preventive and therapeutic dental care to patients who have special healthcare and behavioral needs is an important aspect of the specialty of pediatric dentistry. We value the unique qualities of each young smile we treat, and seek to ensure maximal health for all, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special healthcare needs as "any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs." Whether your child's condition is congenital, developmental, or the result of disease or trauma, we can provide guidance and raise awareness of his or her special dental care needs.

Dental care for patients with special needs requires specialized knowledge acquired by additional training, as well as increased awareness and attention, adaptation, and accommodative measures beyond routine treatment. At our office, we have the experience necessary to provide suitable dental care while keeping in mind the unique nature of the children we see.

It is our goal to create a "dental home" for your child, where treatment can be delivered safely, and ideal dental health can be achieved.

"Says a lot when your kids are excited to go to the dentist."
-Jennifer P.

"The entire experience was absolutely amazing. My son is 3 years old and talked about going to the dentist all day."
-Marlon S.

"How many moms can say their kids LOVE going to the dentist? I am so thankful to this team for creating a fun environment."
-Ali Y.

"Great 1st dental experience for my daughter--She even asked to go back tomorrow!"
-Kristin K.

"The kids (ages 6 and 3) actually cheer when I say we have dentist appointments coming up. Kids go in AND come out smiling."
-Jennifer Z.

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