Dental care for children with Special Needs


Visiting the dentist is usually scary for children. Now think about a child with autism!

Children with the spectrum need to visit the dentist too!

The concept of visiting the dentist with autism is scary to kids and parents alike.

It does not have to be this way though!

There are so many success stories we can share with you!

Just like ABA therapy (Applied Behavior Therapy) helps children with autism in their daily lives, it can be used for the autism dentist.

There are so many tools developed for autism children like the ones used by Autism Speaks.

The aim of using these ABA tools is:

  1. To help the parents prepare for the upcoming dental visit effectively
  2. To teach the child the importance of visiting a Pediatric Dentist
  3. To show the child the pediatric dental office, the dentist and everything expected at the visit to the dentist for autism in Dubai
  4. To help children and parents alike to ease up before the dental visit – no more anxious children before their dental visit

It is important to find the right dentist for your child who can work with Autism in Dubai.

It is also equally important that the Pedodontist knows about your child everything before your upcoming visit. Every detail counts and it can make the difference between a happy visit full of smiles at the dentist office or a frustrating visit for everyone involved.

Here is the questionnaire: Download

Important to fill it up and revert it to : before your visit to our pediatric dental office in Dubai.

Here is the tool developed for your child to visit my office: Download

Also this is another visual schedule tool to help the child brush their teeth: Download

If you are wondering “How can I get my child to calm down at the dentist before going?”

Please read on:

  1. Call us and let us know your arriving with your little one so we can fit him/her at the most appropriate time
  2. Send us the filled medical questionnaire in advance
  3. Review the social story before your visit as many times as you can
  4. Show a video of other kids or cartoon characters going to the dentist
  5. Pick a video from instagram channel link preferably one where there is dancing with a kid for them to see that the environment is friendly and safe and to see the treating dentist before the actual treatment
  6. Keep reminding your child of the need to see the dentist and that we are going to see the dentist in a day or two
  7. Bring your child’s favorite toy or favorite cartoon on his/her ipad
  8. Bring a reward your child likes after having successfully finishing the visit
  9. Bring your beautiful radiant smile and let us take care of the rest

Dental care for children with Special Needs

Tooth fillings and tooth cleaning for child with autism can sound scary or difficult to achieve without sedation on the dental chair; we get it…we understand the hardships and the challenges parents face during the oral care for their loved ones and how this can pose as a challenge at the pediatric dental office.

With expertise, evidence-based ABA techniques and interventions, most of our lovely patients whether verbal or non verbal, are on the milder side of the spectrum or not; are able to get their dental work done on the chair.

We often have children in the clinic with Attention Deficit Disorder, Aphasia, Apraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Developmental Delay, Dyspraxia, Echolalia, Fragile X Syndrome, Hyperlexia, Hypersensitivity, Hyposensitivity, Hypotonia and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. We take great pride in welcoming everyone and our experience helps in reducing anxiety for children and parents.

Finding the Best pediatric dentist for a child with autism is definitely no easy task.
We are always here to answer your questions and queries about how our dentist and office is an autism friendly dentist and clinic.

To your success story at the dentist with your child- drama free and tear free with a beautiful smile at the end of the visit.

Child is diagnosed with autism

For more information read this blog about autism and dentistry – the importance of taking your child to a certified autism specialist pediatric dentist.

Or this blog about bringing your child with autism to the dentist

We would love to hear from you and would love to serve you and your child.

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  • Masters Degree in Pediatric Dentistry and Children with Special Needs
  • Certified Autism Specialist -IBCCES
  • Certifications in Autism- IBCCES
  • Diploma in CBT- Children’s psychology
  • Diploma in Preventive Health

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“To Healthy Happy Children”.

If your kids are scared from the dentist, bring them to see me 🙂