Children with special needs require dedicated attention and assistance when it comes to receiving dental care. At Grand Dental – Channahon, our dentists understand which services are most effective when treating children with special needs, and we offer additional accommodations to ensure each child has a successful visit. If you are looking for a practice that offers special needs dentistry and want to learn how we will work with you to improve your child’s oral health, contact us today.
Special needs dentistry is beneficial for children who have physical, behavioral, developmental, learning, and mental health issues. These can include those with sensory concerns, autism, Down syndrome, and even cystic fibrosis or cerebral palsy. These individuals are prone to a higher risk of oral health problems, often caused by:
Your child’s visit will begin with our team providing a friendly and welcoming greeting. This initial reception will help them to feel safe and comfortable while receiving treatment. Based on the information you provided when scheduling your child’s appointment, we may incorporate various techniques to ensure a successful visit, such as:
We are pleased to introduce Dr. Shuran Liang, a board-certified Family dentist who has years of experience. His training makes it possible for him to treat patients of all ages as well as those with various special needs. Dr. Liang’s understanding of your child’s needs will ensure they not only receive the dental treatment that is required to maintain a healthy smile, but that they also see an expert who believes in compassionate and gentle care.
The Rainbow Stabilizing System is designed to lower the potential risk of your child making sudden movements during a dental appointment. It comes with a vinyl board, which is often referred to as a papoose, and a Rainbow Wrap. This breathable and comfortable mesh wrap helps to hold your child’s arms and legs in place while our team works to improve and protect their smile. The Rainbow System uses vibrant colors, so children are not intimidated, allowing them to feel more willing to participate in its usage throughout their appointment.
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