PATIENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
 

Access to Comprehensive Dental Care for Special Need Patients is a life-long challenge and Hospital services are often scarce. Office-Based Anesthesia Services is an Invaluable Resource for Families with individuals who have Autism, Fragile X, and other Congenital or Acquired Syndromes as well as Dementia.

Patients with Special Needs

The special need patient population we regularly care for is very diverse.  Our patient's range in age from infancy to elderly.  They may exhibit neurological and or physical impairments, as well as emotional limitations, which makes completion of necessary dental treatment when awake all but impossible. Yet their oral health needs and the challenges of providing excellent dental care will continue throughout their lifetime. 

The anesthesiologists at Anesthesia for Dental Health have extensive experience treating patients with special needs in an office-based environment with a high degree of success. This is accomplished in several steps beginning with a thorough review of each patient's health history with a parent or guardian and family. Every case is reviewed in advance by our anesthesiologists. We will address their limitations with you to provide a safe environment which will enable the completion of needed dental and or surgical care.

We frequently consult with our patient's physician(s) or other medical caregivers to understand individual needs and limitations. A pre-anesthetic in-person evaluation can be arranged for a more in-depth evaluation of your family member where indicated. We subsequently review the scheduled treatment in detail with the treating dentist or surgeons, and in some cases both where several clinicians are involved. 

Some of the diagnoses of patients we treat in-office include:

  • Autism

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Down Syndrome

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Craniofacial Disorders

  • And many more, including rare syndromes.

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Inquiries

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment. Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form below. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment. If you are an existing patient, this contact form should not be utilized for communicating private health information.

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P.O Box 107

Dix Hills, NY 11746

Tel: (631) 940-3690

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