We specialize in treating very young children with special needs!
Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental provides excellent dental services to children of all ages and children with special needs. Call us at one of our four locations in Massapequa Park, Nesconset, West Islip, and Huntington Station to learn more and schedule your appointment.
It’s so important to us that all of our patients have a positive experience at Adelberg and Montalvan Pediatric Dental. Pediatric dentists lay the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health and we’re committed to doing just that for every single child who walks through our doors, including those with special healthcare needs.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists defines persons with special healthcare needs as individuals who have a physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limited condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or the use of specialized services or programs. While all of these needs are often lumped into one single “special needs” category, we always see your child as the unique individual that they are and we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan for special needs patients.
Our doctors have special training and experience in providing dental care for handicapped and special healthcare needs patients. We are more than willing to work with your child’s doctors, therapists, or other healthcare providers in order to come up with a treatment plan that helps them feel safe at our office. Some potential options are:
- A longer appointment time
- A meet-and-greet to help your child feel comfortable with us prior to their procedure
- No-shot laser dentistry, to minimize discomfort and time spent in the dentist’s chair
- Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for children with dental anxiety
- IV sedation, which is performed with a medical anesthesia team consisting of an anesthesiologist and nurse anesthesiologist, or two anesthesiologists
If there’s anything else we can do to accommodate your child’s needs, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We’re always happy to talk to you on the phone before your child’s appointment to discuss your concerns.
Call us today to schedule your appointment.