Special Needs Patients at Montshire Pediatric Dentistry

Special Needs Dental Care

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”
- Fred Rogers

Children with special needs often have a greater incidence of tooth decay, gum disease and oral trauma. The staff has been specially trained to design a program to address your child’s specific needs. Close attention to oral health is especially important for special children for several reasons:

  • Physical limitations and lack of proper motor function can make brushing and flossing difficult.
  • Some medications and special dietary requirements may be detrimental to dental health.​
  • Some children require frequent medical treatments and doctors’ appointments, and it is understandable for parents to spend less time overseeing the child’s oral hygiene habits.

At your first visit, we will schedule enough time to ensure a thorough review of your child’s medical history and discuss the best preventative dental care and treatment for your child. Home care takes just minutes a day and prevents needless dental problems. Starting dental care early and being diligent with daily oral hygiene can minimize the financial and emotional costs of oral health and help your child enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime.

“I believe in meeting each child exactly where they are. For children with special needs we develop individualized care plans. We work with both the children and the family to make sure that once they leave our office they have exactly what they need to maintain excellent dental health.”

Dr. Jonny – Pediatric Dentist, Co-Founder