We understand how difficult it can be for people with special health care needs to undergo dental treatment. At Dental on Central, our team of Phoenix special needs dentists have significant experience in providing high-quality special needs dental care to patients with a range of physical, developmental, emotional, cognitive, and medical conditions – including those diagnosed with autism, a developmental delay, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and ADD or ADHD. If you or your loved one with special needs is in need of dental treatment, we invite you to speak with us about the available personalized care options we offer. Please call our office to speak with our Phoenix special needs dentist at (602) 266-1776 or fill out our contact form online.
The Special needs dentistry at Dental on Central includes diagnosis and treatment for patients with different types of disabilities. Special needs is considered to be patients who are:
Our comprehensive approach to children’s dentistry can be adapted to each child’s needs. We understand that each child is unique, with their own set of mental, physical, or emotional requirements. We treat patients and their families with the respect they deserve and can tailor the appointment according to your child’s special needs. Our goal is to do everything in our power to ensure exams, cleanings and procedures are safe, quick and effective.
We offer and use a variety of behavioral techniques based on predictions of how each child will react to treatment. When necessary, our highly qualified team is able to administer on-site sedation and general anesthesia to help patients relax and receive the care they need. Before doing so, patients and their caregivers will consult with Dr. Anthony Herro, a special needs dentist. Dr. Herro will educate patients and their caregivers on the pros and cons of each approach in order to assist them in making an informed decision.
Dental health is just as important for adults, which may be difficult for those living with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities. Regular dental visits can be overwhelming and filled with unfamiliar sights and sounds, which is why our goal is to accommodate adults with special needs by adapting the care they receive. Dr. Herro has devoted his career to just that, in order to make special needs patients feel comfortable and at ease. For individuals who require mild to deep sedation methods in order for dental care, we provide both oral conscious sedation and IV sedation.
Physically disabled patients may require more extensive accommodations, which we can provide. Our office is in a convenient location, providing patients in wheelchairs easy access to our facilities and treatment rooms. Our dental team works with patients and their families to advance to formulate a plan, which best suits their needs. Along with our specialized skillsets, we can help find the best solutions that enable us to provide sensitive and comprehensive dental care to you or your loved one.
Most of the time, yes, insurance will work for a special needs dentist. However, insurance providers sometimes fall short of paying the costs of what it takes to provide dental care for patients with special needs. Additionally, finding a dentist who will take on a special needs patient is often very difficult, as well as is getting insurance to cover sedation or general anesthesia for routine dental work when needed. Understanding procedures that your insurer will cover, along with your out-of-pocket requirements are key. Special needs children who are enrolled in Arizona’s Medicaid program, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), are provided coverage for dental screenings and dental treatment. On the other hand, adults over the age of 21 are only provided $1000 in emergency dental work. When insurance will not cover the dental care that you need, the best thing to do is discuss funding options with your dentist.
Dental on Central provides special needs dental care to patients of all ages, with their safety and emotional well-being in mind. We truly care about each of our patients and wish to provide a comfortable and relaxing experience by any means possible. Call us at (602) 266-1776 to book an appointment or consultation with one of our Phoenix special needs dentists today.