Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a battle already, but kids with special needs can present unique challenges for parents and caregivers. But teaching your child good dental hygiene is a very important life skill, and that's why our dental team at Dental on Central is invested in helping you and your [...]
If you care for a loved one with intellectual disability, you might dread the semi-annual visits to the dentist. But it doesn't have to be a disaster. Together, you and the dental team here at Dental on Central can make the experience pleasant. How to Prepare Your Loved One for a Dental Visit Helping your [...]
At Dental on Central, we strive to offer full service dental care for all of your family members, including those with special needs. One of the conditions we treat is cleft lip/palate. What is Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate? Cleft Lip and/or Palate forms during the first 6 to 10 weeks of pregnancy when parts [...]
Special Needs Series: Anxiety and the Dentist Living life with anxiety is difficult enough, and combined with fears about the dentist, it's enough to keep you from making your check-ups a priority. But at Dental on Central, we understand the special needs of our patients with anxiety. Treating Anxious Patients with Respect Our dentists understand [...]
Several of our patients have been diagnosed with and are being treated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We at Dental On Central take great pleasure in providing the very best care for each of our individual patients, and that requires knowing the special considerations necessary to ensure their comfort, cooperation and altogether positive dental [...]
As many of our patients’ parents and caretakers know, a person with Autism may or may not fit into the neat description of their medical diagnosis. Every one presents different challenges that require time, expertise and strategy, and historically many dental offices just were not prepared to treat their special needs. Parents would often give [...]
We here at Dental on Central passionately desire to be known for highest quality compassionate care…and we feel this level of service is especially necessary for the folks who come to us with specific special needs. Many people who bear the weight of these lifelong challenges do not have access to regular and ongoing dental [...]
[vc_row el_position="first last"] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position="first last"] What is Multidisciplinary Dentistry? Put simply, multidisciplinary dentistry refers to dental treatment that uses more than one type of dental tactic. This type of multilevel care occurs when there are complex cases that need to be treated in many steps. Often we come across this type of situation [...]
Many special needs patients have difficulty in receiving standard dental care. These patients may be unable to cooperate with requirements to remain still for long periods of time, or may have other problems with dental procedures. A patient with special needs usually requires a change in the standard approach to dental care in order to receive proper treatment.
Every person has the same basic dental needs: daily brushing and flossing, regular dental visits and a balanced diet. For people with special conditions such as a stroke, mental retardation, a spinal cord injury or Down syndrome, these basic dental needs may be more difficult to address.