Special Needs Dentistry

Our experienced pediatric dentists and orthodontist have received additional training in special needs dentistry in order to meet the needs of individuals with additional physical, mental, or emotional limitations. We are committed to providing our patients with special needs with the highest quality of dental and orthodontic care possible, and work hard to create an environment in which they can feel comfortable and safe. Please call us today at 210-696-2563 to learn more about special needs dentistry in San Antonio, Texas, and to make an appointment with Dr. Peter Gurr, Dr. Scott Jensen, or Dr. Cristiana (Kika) Araujo.

Individuals with special needs are often at greater risk for tooth decay and dental disease, and in many cases require specific services and additional care in order to maintain good oral health.  Our office is committed to helping patients with special needs receive the quality care they need in a compassionate, comfortable environment where they can feel safe.

Special needs dentistry is designed to help patients who face physical or mental limitations or other challenges enjoy good overall health.  It includes dental services for patients with conditions such as:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Down syndrome

Our pediatric dentists, orthodontist and team work with both the patient and the parent to create an individualized treatment plan based on the patient’s needs and his or her ability to tolerate treatment.  We take the time to explain procedures, address the concerns of both the patient and the parent, and make sure that the patient feels comfortable.  We will happily modify treatments to accommodate specific situations and needs.

If you are the primary caregiver for an adult or child with special needs, we invite you to speak with us about your options for personalized dental care. Please call our office to learn more.