Being the parent or caregiver of someone that needs special care is a full-time job. From attending therapies to researching medications, you’ve practically earned an honorary doctorate degree!
Choosing a dentist for your child or loved one is an important step in providing comprehensive health services to someone with special care requirements. Here are a few things that you should look for:
A Dentist Who is Patient
Children and adults that need special care may require shorter appointments or more time in the chair, as things are done more slowly. They don’t conform to a typical appointment time frame. Special care dentists know and understand this.
Someone Who Values Your Input
You know what tips and tricks work best for your loved one. A valuable special care dentist will get your input regarding treatment planning, to make the process as gentle and relaxed as possible.
A Comfortable Environment
Is the practice wheelchair accessible? Is there plenty of privacy for your loved one? What about sedation? These are all questions you should ask when planning to schedule the first appointment.
Appointments That Fit Your Schedule
Most special care patients do best seeing their doctors first thing in the morning. But maybe you have specialist’s appointments across town, and need a bit more flexibility. A great dental team will work with you to fit you in at a convenient time.
At Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we welcome special care patients of all ages (including adults.) Here, your family can feel welcome and respected. Let us know how our Chesapeake, Great Bridge, or Virginia Beach offices can help accommodate your unique needs.
Posted on behalf of the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry