Great care for everyone
My work with kids with special needs has been, like, ongoing for quite some time. The way that we like to help kids with special needs is just to meet them at whatever level they’re at. So if they’re fearful, if they’re nonverbal, whatever it is, we wanna just make them feel comfortable. So we always show kids what we’re gonna do before we do it, and we discuss it and we let them touch it. And even if sometimes it doesn’t seem like they’re receptive to it, we do it anyways, because we wanna make sure they’re aware of what’s gonna happen.
Sometimes, for some kids with special needs working really fast is a great option, for other kids going fast can make them feel uncomfortable. So we take our time, we show them everything we do before we do it. So me, as well as all of my staff is trained in special needs care and so we do what we can to make your child feel as comfortable as possible.
So our goal is always to help kids have a healthy mouth and be comfortable at the dentist. And so sometimes that’s not always possible with kids when they’re awake. And so one option for kids who are super fearful, or who have special needs that prevent them from cooperating is general anesthesia. So with general anesthesia, they’re completely asleep and all of their treatment gets done all at once. And then they can kind of start on the right foot afterwards. So they have a memory of positive experiences at the dentist as opposed to multiple visits of treatment. That can be difficult at times.