Dental Care and Special Needs: Planning for Success
As the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, I see first-hand how the sensory sensitivities can affect dental visits. The dentist’s office is full of sensory input, and when properly managed, even children on the spectrum can visit the dentist without becoming anxious and overwhelmed. The goal of this blog is to help parents and dental care providers understand the unique approach required to offer dental care for special needs children. From the pre-appointment preparations to the patience and understanding in the dentist’s chair, you’ll learn the techniques to make every visit to the dentist a happy one for kids with autism spectrum disorders.