Special Needs

A Dentist for Special Needs Children

For over 60 years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing the highest quality of comprehensive oral health care for patients.  Every child deserves a healthy smile. Some of our most valued patients have special needs due to some form of disability, whether it is someone challenged by the effects of Cerebral Palsy (CP), a Cardiovascular Disease or Disorder, or any number of other genetic, developmental or acquired disorders.  Our team works every day to ensure the utmost safety and comfort for our patients with special needs.  Every child is different, but a child with special needs often requires special dental care.

We have years of experience in solving dental problems for special needs children.

Children with special needs are frequently more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease and/or oral trauma. Dental disease is always treatable and preventable; and we take a holistic and preventative approach to provide the best pediatric dental treatment to children with special needs. Our team takes proper precautions in providing gentle care that makes both the child and their parent feel as comfortable as possible.

As a special needs dentistry provider, our offices are designed to be physically accessible for children with special needs to receive dental care.

In some cases, mild restraint or sedation is necessary for a patient with special needs.  In this case, we are trained in behavior management and sedation techniques; and, if necessary, we are able to help patients who may require a more involved level of sedation by providing treatment in the Hospital Operating Room environment, under general anesthesia and the care of an Anesthesiologist associated with St. Vincent Hospitals, including Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.

Other types of special needs patients that we commonly treat, include patients with Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down’s Syndrome.  For more information on Pediatric Dentistry North and how we can assist patients who have special needs with their dental  treatment, please contact us or call 317-571-8000.