Dental Care for Children with Special Needs
Our specially trained pediatric dentists, assistants, and staff understand the importance of proper dental care for children with special needs. We provide outstanding dental care that is focused specifically on meeting the needs of children with special needs throughout San Luis Obispo County, including Atascadero, Paso Robles, and Templeton.
For a rewarding experience, we take extra steps for our special needs dental patients. We often schedule extra time for these visits so our dentist can focus on your child and offer direct, one-on-one attention. Some patients require us to coordinate their care with primary care physicians or medical specialists, and we’re happy to help.
Because your child may feel more relaxed with additional comfort measures, we can use topical anesthetics, local anesthetics, nitrous oxide, and oral sedation. Dr. Newsom also has hospital privileges at several local hospitals for very young children or children with special healthcare needs and significant dental issues. To facilitate safe, effective care for these children, we can perform services while your child sleeps. (Learn more about hospital dentistry.)