Every individual needs their own dental plan. We work with your family’s therapists and healthcare providers to create a specific dental health strategy. This lets us address everyone’s oral health needs in the best way possible while keeping our patients safe and comfortable along the way.
We work with you and your family's caregivers to find adaptive aids that make oral hygiene at home easier. Our goal is to help everyone develop proper oral hygiene habits that are comfortable for them.
Our special needs patients will always see the same doctor and dental assistants when they come to our office, providing consistency, familiarity, and comfort. Our team is also very experienced. Some of our dental team have been working with special needs patients for 30+ years. Everyone here works hard to build a rapport with your family to make everyone comfortable while visiting with us.
In some cases, dental sedation is recommended or necessary to perform certain dental treatments. We evaluate such cases carefully and will inform you of all of the options and expectations regarding dental sedation so that you can make an informed decision about your child's care. We also carefully coordinate with all your other health providers to find the safest and best treatment administration route.
Talk to your child before the visit about what to expect, and keep it positive. We'd love to talk with you beforehand about things that make your child feel comfortable as well as possible triggers. Feel free to bring a comfort toy or stuffed animal with your child, so they feel more relaxed.
Our specially trained pediatric team will do all they can to help your child without the use of sedation. Should it become necessary, we will discuss all of the options with you and the effects they will have to make an informed decision about whether to use sedation.
For the most part, yes. However, while most pediatric dentists are trained in caring for children and adults with special needs, not all are comfortable doing so. Our pediatric dentists are comfortable and specifically trained to take care of children and adults with special needs and have been doing so for many years.
The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center states that dental care is the leading unmet healthcare need among children with special needs. Without proper training, treating a child with special needs could be difficult. Our doctors and assistants are trained to provide care to your child with compassion and understanding.
All children are entitled to good oral health, but visits to the dentist can be more difficult for some more than others. At Woodhill Dental Specialties, we understand that every child has unique needs. We are specially trained to work with children with special needs to ensure they get the same level of care as anyone else.
Our pediatric dentists take the time to work with your child and get to know them, so they feel more comfortable with us. We assign the same doctors and assistants to your child each time they visit, so they maintain that familiarity and comfort. Our goal is to build a relationship that allows your child to feel safe and relaxed each time they visit.