Special Needs Dentistry

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Any child can be nervous or fussy at the dentist’s office. But dentist visits can be a particular challenge for children with special needs, where the unfamiliar rooms and sensory experiences can be overwhelming.

At Children’s Dentistry of Las Vegas, our pediatric dentists specialize in providing the warm and compassionate care that children with special needs require. Schedule your appointment with our special needs pediatric dentists in Las Vegas for the care your child deserves.

Top Special Needs Pediatric Dentist in Las Vegas

Our pediatric dentists for special needs children have helped thousands of kids with special needs. We have experience accomodating for children with conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other situations. We’ll make sure that your child is safe and comfortable throughout their entire visit.

Pediatric dentistry for special needs
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Some children at the dentist may have trouble sitting still or keeping their mouths open. They may experience overwhelming anxiety or heightened sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells. 

Our staff is exceptionally well-trained, and gentle sedation is available to help keep children calm and comfortable.

Special Needs Scholarships

Children’s Dentistry of Las Vegas is committed to helping remove some of the barriers that may prevent patients from receiving proper dental care. Routine dental care is vital for all children, and scheduling regular appointments for cleanings and dental x-rays can help with the early identification of cavities, tooth decay, and crowding that may require an orthodontist. That’s why we’re pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship that will be applied towards dental treatment for those meeting the following requirements:

  • The patient must have Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or another diagnosed disability.

To see if your child qualifies to see one of our Las Vegas special needs dentists through this program, please submit the following information via our online contact form to be considered for this scholarship. Include the following information:

  • Your child’s condition
  • What dental services you’re going to apply the $1000 scholarship towards
  • A little bit about your child, yourself, and their circumstances
I have a special needs child. What experience does Children’s Dentistry have with special needs patients?

Children’s Dentistry of Las Vegas has a staff of dentists with extensive experience treating thousands of patients who have special needs, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, and more. We’re dedicated to creating a comfortable, supportive, and humanizing environment in which your child can feel safe and relaxed, all while receiving the best care possible.

What are some areas to consider with special needs patients?

While no two children are alike, there are a number of issues that are often experienced by patients with special needs. These include restlessness, elevated sensory sensitivity, proneness to anxiety or agitation, and difficulty sitting still or focusing within particular environments.

What methods do you use to address patients’ special needs?

We strive to address the needs of the individual patient, informed by years of in-depth experience and successful treatment of patients with special needs. We also offer safe and gentle sedation techniques to help patients stay calm and at ease. We’re always happy to discuss specific concerns and strategies with parents, in order to ensure the best possible result.

Will treatment be covered by my insurance?

To meet the diverse needs of our patients, we’re delighted to accept most dental insurance plans, including Medicaid.

Are there any other payment options you offer?

Yes. We’re pleased to offer a scholarship specifically for special needs patients. Please see the section above on dental needs scholarships.

Insurance & Medicaid

Any child’s medical needs can be costly to meet. We accept most kinds of dental insurance, including Medicaid, to provide quality care for as many Las Vegas-area families as we can. Insurance should never be a barrier to the special needs pediatric dental care your child needs.

Multiple Locations for Your Convenience

For the best special needs dentist in Las Vegas, look no further than Children’s Dentistry. We have several locations, including in Las Vegas, Paradise, North Las Vegas, and Pahrump, so you can visit the office that’s most convenient for you. Our dentists accept most forms of dental insurance as well as Medicaid. We encourage all parents to learn more about our dentists and offices and to reach out to us with any questions.

Call us at (702)-832-0508 to discuss your questions about treatment or payment options or contact us to schedule an appointment for your child today.

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