What Is a Special Needs Dentist?
By South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates
June 27, 2017
Category: Oral Care

Pediatric dentists are a good option for children because they are skilled at calming children’s anxieties about dental checkups and special needs dentistryappointments. This is especially true of pediatric dentists who specialize in treating children with special needs, such as those with autism or Down Syndrome. These dentists understand how to accommodate patients with special needs. At South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates, Dr. Mark Webman, Dr. Mario Martinez and Dr. Rebecca Lenard are your special needs dentists in South Miami, FL.

Special Needs Conditions

Dentists without experience treating patients with special needs might be unfamiliar with how to accommodate such patients, which makes their cases more challenging. For instance, the dentist might need to spend more time with patients who have special needs versus patients who do not. A special needs dentist is comfortable accommodating the unique needs and challenges associated with caring for patients with special needs while also providing much needed dental care. Conditions special needs dentists can accommodate include:

  • Autism and related conditions
  • Down Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Developmental Disabilities

The special needs dentists at South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates understand patients who have certain conditions or special needs might require a specific setting or additional time during dental appointments. Special needs dentists are skilled at putting their patients at ease, while also providing standard and specialized dental care. Whether the special need is physical or mental in origin, a special needs dentist has the experience and knowledge to make accommodations, as needed.

A pediatric special needs dentist has the experience, patience and unique skill set required to effectively provide important dental care to young patients with special needs. Special needs dentists understand how to best accommodate unique patients. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Webman, Dr. Martinez or Dr. Lenard, your South Miami, FL special needs dentists, contact South Miami Pediatric Dental Associates at (305) 666-2068.

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