Special needs dentistry refers to the treatment of any patient who may have specific requirements for dental care, whether it is related to an issue like dental anxiety, or cognitive and physical development issues. Special needs dentistry encompasses a wide variety of patients who benefit from special care and attention. At Green Leaf Dental, we offer compassion and a highly-personalized approach for the treatment of both children and adults with special needs.
Our goal is to provide personalized care to every patient. The first step in our treatment process is to meet with the patient or their parent/guardian and discuss their unique needs and medical conditions to gain an understanding of your specific preferences, sensitivities, or anything else we will need to know before beginning a procedure.
Dr. Yoni or Dr. Brittany and Dr. Bean will use this information to develop a treatment plan that will help you or your child stay comfortable throughout treatment. For a patient who may have a serious dental phobia, for example, we may recommend IV sedation or general anesthesia. For a child with a sensory processing disorder, we can take steps to reduce light levels and ambient noise if they have specific sensitivities to those. We take the time to understand the needs of each patient and deliver truly top-notch, safe service at our office.
One of the most unique things about Green Leaf Dental is that we specialize in general anesthesia for both children and adults. Dr. Bean is a qualified dental anesthesiologist, with years of experience in dental sedation. He has treated thousands of patients with general anesthesia, which is often the best option for special needs patients who may be scared of the dentist, or have difficulty sitting still during the process of dental treatment.
Our entire team is focused on caring for patients with compassion and personalized treatment. We understand that the typical noises and lights of the dental office can make some patients especially uncomfortable. Accordingly, we are prepared to take steps to reduce noise and light levels and provide headphones, sunglasses, and weighted aprons to ensure that every patient feels comfortable, welcome and safe throughout their entire visit. Schedule an appointment with us today.