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4 Steps For Better Dental Care For Your Special Needs Child

At Dental Works, our patients' comfort and confidence are just as important as their teeth. That's why we take great care of both the smile and the person behind it. 1 in 5 households in the U.S. include at least one child with a special health care need. And many general dentists don’t treat children with special needs, we do. 

Parents and caregivers may find it challenging to find a dentist to care for their child because so few dental practices have the specialized knowledge to treat children with special needs. This may be one of the reasons that dental care is the leading unmet health care need among children with special needs, according to the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

So, what do parents and caregivers need to know in order to ensure healthy little teeth and overall well being for children with special needs?

Simple Steps

  • Find a pediatric dentist who makes you and your child comfortable. 
  • Provide your pediatric dentist with information about your child prior to the first visit.
  • Prepare yourself and your child for the first visit.
  • Make dental health a priority at home from day one.

Dental Works serves Scottsdale, Peoria, Chandler, and Mesa, AZ, as well as the surrounding areas. 

Schedule your appointment for your special needs child today. Please call our local Scottsdale, AZ office at (480) 887-4658 or simply fill out an online contact form.

Hours of Operation

Monday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday:

By Appointment Only

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Meet The Dentists

  • Dr.
    Terry Work

    I take the responsibility of earning my patients’ trust very seriously. The precision of being a good dentist is a great challenge, but more important is the challenge to connect with my patients on a personal level, learning about their lives, and creating a treatment plan that is not only convenient but effective. I love being able to do something that few people can do – make a true difference in the lives of those around me. It makes me feel like a valuable and connected member of my community.

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  • Dr.
    Mary Ann Work

    I am most passionate about educating our patients on their oral health. I believe that is the key to a healthy mouth and a healthy body. It is exciting and rewarding to work with so many unique people on a daily basis. Each person I meet makes me realize that everyone is different and needs to be treated as such. My profession also gives me an opportunity to not only improve the health of my patients, but also to be a role model for young women in my community. I am proud to be a female dentist and business owner. 

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Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "When I come for my appointments it is like coming to a second family. Love these people!"
    Pamela G.
  • "I always enjoy coming to the office for my visits. Your staff is always pleasant and helpful. Dental care can be unpleasant and expensive, but your staff has provided superior service on all fronts. From setting appointments to figuring out how to arrange payment plans. I have been treated patiently and with a great attitude by everyone at the office. I recommend your office every time some one asks where I get my dental work done."
    Rosemary C.
  • "Great first visit!! Thankful to the family friend who referred me to your practice. Thanks for the great customer service. Looking forward to coming back next week!! (not sure I've ever said that about going to the dentist)"
    Chris F.
  • "I absolutely am impressed with this and every other visit I have had for over 15 years. The staff is very professional and has a great attitude. Drs Terry and Mary Ann are the most competent, professional, and skilled dentists in the entire Phoenix area. I would recommend them for any type of dental care needed."
    Brett G.
  • "Excellence in Dentistry The office is extremely well run, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Both Terry and MaryAnn are very patient in their approach, efficient, skilled and are flexible."
    Fred W.
  • "I have been coming to Dr. Work for over a year now. He is extremely respectful, sincere and most importantly very good at what he does. This last visit there was a chance of some major work to be done and Dr. Work was able to avert that with other procedures. I feel he is always doing what is best for me."
    Mark A.
  • "Fabulous! Very friendly and answer questions!!! Never make u wait!!! This was a first experience for my son...permanent tooth removed! 'He didn't feel a thing' and it was painless!!! Nice to hear and he still enjoys the dentist office and staff!!! :)"
    Wendy L.
  • "Dental Works is the flagship for dental practices. Highly qulified doctors supported by a professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Thank you."
    Karen T.
  • "I actually like coming to the dentist... it is because of your wonderful staff who treat you like a friend. And thank you for making suggestions versus lecturing about flossing (or should I say the lack of flossing routinely). P.S. I have flossed every night - I want to make you proud :)"
    Jennifer H.
  • "As usual, I an totally impressed with both the Dentist and the office staff. All are extremely professional and friendly, and I feel that they truly care about the health and comfort of the patients. Thank you so much for relieving my fear of dental work. It has greatly improved my and my husbands overall health. We don't hesitate to go to the dentist now knowing we'll be treated well and our issue will be resolved. Five stars is not enough!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you."
    Susan B.
  • "Going to a new dentist can be intimidating, but can't say enough great things about my experiences so far. All of the staff is extremely attentive, caring, and professional."
    Anonymous
  • "I am always greeted with a, "Hello Bill", and a big smile when I enter. Technicians are always knowledgeable and pleasant, and explain what is going to happen. Sophia, my tech, was great, as usual, and explained what the "2,3,4" numbers meant and why flossing is so important."
    Bill V.
  • "You have been good to me, it's been since the early 90's I believe when you were down South further off of 90th/Via Linda and then I was in Tucson for eight years. There is nothing I would change in your practices. Well maybe one little; asking me re: Flossing and electric tooth brush consistency.... I am horrible... I'll just make up stuff... :) it's that Mom thing. Whatever you want to hear. You are ALL Five Star. Don't change!"
    Ray D.