Special Needs Dentistry

What is Special Needs Dentistry?

Special needs dentistry, also known as special care dentistry, is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on providing dental care to patients with special needs or disabilities. For young patients who require additional consideration and accommodations when visiting a dental appointment, special needs dentistry can be a game changer, drastically improving the overall dental experience.

Comfort and Compassion

At Howard C. Kotkin, D.D.S., P.C., comfort and compassion are key components of the oral care we offer to our patients with special needs. Our goal is to make you and your child feel safe, regardless of need, so we provide various accommodations to ensure your child’s visit is as relaxing and stress-free as possible.

Nitrous Oxide For Children With Special Needs

We have found nitrous oxide to be an effective tool in fostering a calm state of mind in many young patients with special needs. We understand the apprehension that many patients feel when visiting the dentist, and we know that for patients with special needs, this is no different. Making their visits more comfortable is extremely important to us. Nitrous oxide is a safe and comfortable method used in helping those with dental anxiety.

Need more information?
Call our Chatham Office with questions or to make an appointment.

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We provide dental care to children with the following special needs:

  • Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
  • Mental Challenges
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • And others…

If you have a child with special needs, please contact our office today! Anxiety-free dental care is within reach. We look forward to meeting your family!