We have a special place in our hearts for special needs children. We not only find it rewarding, we know that they need and deserve care that is tailored to meet their unique needs. They are sometimes on medications or special diets that could be detrimental to their oral health, or they have physical difficulty maintaining effective oral health habits at home. This makes them extremely susceptible to dental disease or oral injury.
Our doctors will propose treatment based on the specific dental and emotional needs of your special child. Your child will also benefit from the preventive approach recommended for all children – effective brushing and flossing, diet counseling, adequate fluoride, and regular professional cleanings.
Treatment Plans for Special Kids and Their Families
We know you are concerned about the long-term as well as the short-term health of your child’s teeth. That’s why we will be happy to design a preventive care and treatment plan for your child so that he or she may enjoy a lifetime of good dental health.
What Makes Us Different
Training: Our doctors have completed two years of specialty training in providing care for children with special needs and comprehensive education in behavior management, sedation and hospital dentistry. Because of our doctors’ gentle touch and clinical expertise, they are often the clinicians of choice for the dental care of children and adults with special needs in the Long Island area. The doctors have training with A.C.L.S. and P.A.L.S.
Sedation and Hospital Dentistry: Some children need more support to feel comfortable during dental treatment. That’s when sedation or hospital dentistry may benefit your child. Performed in an operating room at NYU Winthrop Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Northwell Health-Syosset Hospital or the familiar surroundings of our office, your child will be asleep under general anesthesia. This allows us to perform any dentistry under ideal circumstances, on an out-patient, ambulatory basis.