At Kids Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we’re known for being a practice that caters to the unique requirements of special needs patients. We have found that using a “tell, show, do” method helps make all patients more comfortable with their appointment, and especially helps patients with conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Downs Syndrome. First, we “tell” by explaining the next step in words your child understands. Then we “show” them what we will be doing. It may be using an instrument on their finger. Then, we “do” the procedure. This is the best way to earn your child’s trust. Dr. Frank Sierra and Dr. Mark Dawoud are also experts in working with special needs children and their parents.
If your child has a developmental disability including down syndrome or cerebral palsy, behavioral issues or physical limitations, just let us know when booking your appointment. We will make sure that we provide extra time for their comfort and your piece of mind.