Caregivers for individuals with special needs often have a difficult time finding a dentist to provide the unique care those individuals require. There are 60 million people in the US with disabilities, but only 10% of dental professionals are equipped to treat those patients with special needs. Page Dental is proud to be part of that group.
As a special needs dentist in Dallas, Dr. Goydan and his staff specialize in dental care for patients with disabilities. They are familiar with the details of various programs and resources available to patients with special needs, such as the Home and Community-based Services Waiver Program (HCS), the Texas Home Living Program (TxHmL), and Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS).
They have strong working relationships with the various agencies that facilitate care for patients with special needs. Our team has the training, equipment, and experience required to allow us to remove barriers and to increase access to quality dental services for such individuals.
Our general approach in helping our patients with special needs:
- Take time to establish a relationship
- Establish trust
- Work at a pace most comfortable for the patient
- Speak with caregivers before the appointment to learn more about our patient’s temperament, unique needs, etc
Our team treats patients with the following conditions and disabilities:
- Downs Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
A few of the methods that we have at our disposal to help take care of our patients with special needs:
- Desensitization techniques to overcome sensory issues
- Behavioral management
- Protective medical stabilization