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Questions to Ask Before Special Needs Kids See the Dentist

Posted on January 27th, 2023

Houston dentist, Dr. Megnha Dassani at Dassani Dentistry suggests several questions to ask a potential dentist that will be treating your special needs child.All children are unique individuals with personal preferences, but sometimes special needs kids have a higher level of anxiety in new situations like visiting the dentist. Dentists like Dr. Megnha Dassani realize treating special needs kids requires patience and understanding, and while most dentists who treat children are capable of accommodating a variety of special needs, there are a few questions parents might want to ask in advance.

  • Are the office and dental equipment accessible for kids with mobility issues?
  • Does the staff have experience treating other special needs patients?
  • Does the staff have any specialized clinical training?
  • What distraction techniques are available to reduce kids’ anxiety?
  • If necessary, what is the typical game plan for sedation?
  • Are there any videos, brochures, books or websites that can be reviewed prior to the visit?
  • Is a pre-appointment available?

Even standard pediatric dentistry treatment can be very challenging for a special needs child (and their parents). The compassionate staff at Dassani Dentistry wants to provide your child with the most favorable dental experience possible. 

If you’d like to discuss treatment options for your special needs child with us or schedule a visit, get in touch with us, your Houston dentist today. We’d love to meet you! 

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Dr. Meghna Dassani, DMD

About Meghna Dassani, DMD

Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!

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