Special Needs Dentistry By Terry Work on December 11, 2023

At our dental office in Scottsdale, Arizona, we understand that visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience for individuals with special needs. That's why we offer specialized care and accommodations to make dental visits comfortable and stress-free. With over 25 years of experience in special needs dentistry, our team is dedicated to providing quality dental care to patients of all abilities. Here's what you need to know about our special needs dentistry services:

What is Special Needs Dentistry?

Special needs dentistry is a specialized area of dental care that focuses on providing dental services to individuals with physical, developmental, or cognitive disabilities. These disabilities can make dental visits challenging, and specialized care and accommodations may be necessary to ensure that patients receive the care they need.

What Accommodations Do We Offer?

At our Scottsdale dental office, we offer a range of accommodations to make dental visits comfortable and stress-free for patients with special needs. These accommodations include:

Oral Sedation: For patients with anxiety or sensory sensitivities, we offer oral sedation to help them relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures.

Quiet Room: Our office has a quiet room for patients who need a quiet and calming environment during their dental visit.

Wheelchair Accessibility: Our office is wheelchair accessible, and we have a wheelchair lift to help patients get in and out of the dental chair.

Communication Tools: We use visual aids and communication tools to help patients with cognitive disabilities understand dental procedures and what to expect during their visit.

Additional Time: We allow extra time for appointments with special needs patients to ensure that we can provide the best possible care without rushing.

Who is a Good Candidate for Special Needs Dentistry?

Anyone with physical, developmental, or cognitive disabilities can benefit from our special needs dentistry services. This includes patients with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other conditions that can make dental visits challenging.

Why Choose Us for Special Needs Dentistry?

At our Scottsdale dental office, we have over 25 years of experience in special needs dentistry. Our team has the knowledge, skills, and compassion to provide quality dental care to patients of all abilities. We understand that dental visits can be overwhelming for individuals with special needs, and we are dedicated to making the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Contact us today to learn more. 

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Drs. Terry Lee Work and Mary Ann Work are the dentists of choice for many families throughout Greater Scottsdale. That's because our dentists:

  • Are affiliated with ICOI and the American Dental Association
  • Provide sedation dentistry for improved comfort and accommodation of special needs
  • Offer CareCredit® and Sunbit financing
  • Provide comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (480) 391-0099.

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