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Special Healthcare Needs

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

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special healthcare needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, 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 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.