Providing comprehensive preventive and therapeutic dental care to patients who have special healthcare needs is an important aspect of the specialty of pediatric dentistry. We value the unique qualities of each young smile we treat, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues.
The AAPD 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.
Treatment for patients with special needs requires specialized knowledge and skills acquired by additional training, as well as increased attention and awareness, adaptation, and accommodating measures beyond routine dental treatment. At smiles+grins, we have the experience required to provide suitable dental care while keeping in mind the unique nature of the children we see.
It is our passion and goal to create a dental home for your child, where treatment can be delivered safely, and ideal dental health can be achieved.