Providing comprehensive preventive and therapeutic dental care to patients who have special healthcare needs is an important aspect of the specialty of pediatric dentistry. We value the unique qualities of each young smile we treat, and seek to ensure maximal health for all, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues. Dr. Greenhill and Dr. Jennison have completed extensive training in treating patients with special healthcare needs.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special healthcare needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.” Whether your child’s condition is congenital, developmental, or the result of disease or trauma, we can provide guidance and raise awareness of his or her special dental care needs.
Dental care for patients with special needs requires specialized knowledge acquired by additional training, as well as increased awareness and attention, adaptation, and accommodative measures beyond routine treatment. At our office, we have the experience necessary to provide suitable dental care while keeping in mind the unique nature of the children we see.
It is our goal to create a dental home for your child, where treatment can be delivered safely, and ideal dental health can be achieved.
We have created a sensory room in our office which some of our patients feel more comfortable in. This not so typical room has a bean bag chair, bubble tower, wall projector, and splash pads. Some children feel much more at ease in this room that does not look like the typical dental room. If you think your child would benefit from this room, please let us know when you call!
Check out our office's visual schedule which can be helpful for some children with developmental delays, autism, or sensory processing disorders.