Montclair Pediatric Dentistry

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Special Needs

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Special Healthcare Needs

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special healthcare needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and use of specialized services or programs.” Whether your child’s condition is congenital, developmental, or the result of disease or trauma, we can provide guidance and raise awareness of their special dental care needs.

We offer specialty appointments at Montclair Pediatric Dentistry for children with special healthcare needs. Our goal is to accommodate and provide these patients with a stress-free and calming dental experience, and we value the unique qualities of each young smile we treat. 

Our Specialized Team

Dental care for patients with special needs requires specialized knowledge acquired by additional training and increased awareness and attention, adaptation, and accommodative measures beyond routine treatment. At our office, we have the experience necessary to provide appropriate dental care while keeping in mind your child’s unique nature. We have experience with children with ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, and other special healthcare needs. Our doctors and their compassionate team have extensive experiences in treating special needs patients at Children’s Hospital in Oakland and seek to ensure the best oral health for all children, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues.

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Hospital Dentistry

At Montclair Pediatric Dentistry, we recognize that some children require dental treatments beyond the capabilities of the conventional clinic setting. That’s why we are proud to offer hospital dentistry services, a specialized care option designed for young patients who need more intensive dental procedures or who have special healthcare needs. Our team holds hospital privileges at the renowned Benioff Children’s Hospital in both Oakland and Walnut Creek, ensuring that every child has access to the highest standard of dental care in a setting equipped for comprehensive treatment.

Hospital dentistry provides a safe and secure environment for a variety of dental procedures that can be performed under general anesthesia. This setting is ideal for children who experience dental anxiety, have special needs, or require extensive dental work that might not be as easily completed in a traditional dental office. By collaborating with the dedicated medical professionals at Benioff Children’s Hospital, we ensure that each child’s unique medical and dental needs are addressed with the utmost care and professionalism. Our hospital dentistry program underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional pediatric dental care in the most supportive and nurturing environment possible.

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Dentistry, At Your
Child's Pace

Dentistry, At Your Child's Pace

We put our patients’ needs first by being as accommodating as possible to those with needs. We take extra steps to make them feel comfortable in our office. Whether turning down the lighting or providing sunglasses or ear plugs for those with sensory issues, our goal is to make your child feel as calm and comfortable as possible.

Sedation dentistry is another popular option for those with special needs. We offer options to help your child stay calm or sleep throughout their visit. For more information on sedation dentistry options, contact our office with any questions you may have.