special needs patients
There are a variety of potential dental issues that may face children with special needs. Delays in tooth development, dental crowding, teeth grinding, dry mouth and oral aversions are a few of the things that can make oral health care difficult. We want to equip parents with strategies to best care for their child. Most importantly, we want to alleviate any pain or discomfort for patients as quickly as possible.
Compared to a general or family dentist, pediatric dentists receive an additional 2 to 3 years of training and are solely focused on the needs of children. Dr Jones' training was done in a children’s hospital setting, focused largely on special needs patients and sedations. We understand that each child is unique and deserves a unique approach to care.
Visiting the dentist can be frightening to all kids, especially those with special needs. We’ve created a colorful space with TVs over every dental chair, tablets with games, dental puppets to educate kids and a big prize wall full of toys, to name a few. In addition, we cater to any sensitivities your child might have, such as headphones to muffle sounds, sunglasses for the bright lights and blankets to help them feel warm and cozy. Beyond that, it’s our people that really make the difference!