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Welcoming Both Children & Adults with Special Needs
Are you looking for a dentist who is specially trained to help people with special needs? Call our office today.
Our pediatric dentists completed advanced training in order to care for people with Special Health Care Needs (SHCN). Our team provides special needs dental dentistry to both children and adults who have physical, medical, developmental or cognitive conditions. For example, our dentists are trained to treat people with:
- Developmental disorders including Autism, Down Syndrome, and processing disorders
- Physical disorders including Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, chronic asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, epilepsy, Juvenile Arthritis, spinal cord injuries, or other physical conditions
- Behavioral/Emotional disorders including ADD, ADHD, and anxiety disorders
- Sensory-impaired disorders including blindness and hearing problems
Our dentists and team members have the compassion and understanding your family needs. By letting us know that you’re making a dental appointment for a child with special needs or for an adult with special needs, we can allot extra time. We can also discuss any sensitivities the patient may have and suggest methods to reduce any anxiety. For example, it may help for the patient to wear headphones and listen to music during treatment. Or we can reduce the lights in the treatment room if that makes the person feel more comfortable. If the patient is in a wheelchair, we can ensure the appointment is on the first floor of our dental office. In some cases, we can even provide dental treatment to patients while they remain in their wheelchairs. We look forward to ensuring the visit is smooth for both the patient and for his or her caregivers.
Schedule a Special Needs Dentistry Appointment Today
Call Kids Family Dental in Brewster to schedule an appointment for your loved one with special needs today. Please let us know if the patient is on any medications or has any physical issues that may require medical clearance from the primary care physician. We look forward to talking to you and providing extra-special care to your family member with special needs.