Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Livermore

Special Needs Dentistry

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 for children with special healthcare needs. Our goal at Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Livermore, 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 seek to ensure the best oral health for all children, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues.