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Special Needs Dentistry

Benefits

  • Proper Care.

    Specifically caters to medical, physical, or psychiatric issues. And those with intellectual disabilities

  • Helping Hands.

    Presence of auxiliary staff under the guidance of the dentist

  • Specialized Treatment .

    Undergoes additional years of postgraduate training after attaining their dental degree

  • More Time.

    Slightly longer appointment to allow a slower paced approach

  • Long Term Benefits.

    Recording of detailed history to shape delivery around the patient's unique needs

Special Needs Dentistry

Specialized equipment.  Dentists have access to equipment to accommodate those with physical disabilities and tools to assist in safe surgery.

Specialized treatment. Special needs dentists take the time to review a patient's medical history and learn about any medicines they are taking to determine proper treatment.

Long Term Benefits. By recording the patient's detailed history, each visit to the dentist will be easier than the last.

General Dentistry

Equipment. Although general dentists may accommodate patients with special needs they may be limited by the kind of equipment that they carry, especially if the patient needs surgery.

Treatment. General dentists may overlook medical history that can affect proper treatment of those with special needs.

No Long Term Benefits. Opting for a dentist that does not specialize in special needs, the possibility of the next visit being easier that the last is lessened. Thus we may not establish good dental hygiene habits

FAQs

  • Who needs special-care dentistry?

    People with physical disabilities,learning disabilities, or those suffering from severe medical problems. Our staff will take extra precautions and care to accommodate their needs.

  • What do the dental team need to know?

    Allergies,current medication, recent operations and any concerns or anxieties the patient has, to help make the patient feel at ease.

  • When is the best time to be treated?

    That would depend on the patient as some rely heavily on routine and may need regular appointments at the same time.

  • Why is medication an issue?

    Informing your dentist about any medication that the patient is taking, prevents treatment from being affected, and alerts staff to take any extra precautions.