Special Needs

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all in pediatric dentistry. What works for one child may not work for another. This is especially true for special needs children with unique challenges that other parents don’t have to worry about. At ICTeeth, we focus on the positive to create a warm and welcoming experience for all children and their families. From the trauma caused by disease to congenital challenges and behavioral problems, we create an atmosphere of fun and playtime every child will enjoy.

Why Choose Us

  • We have four talented pediatric dentists
  • We have an amazing team who love small faces and big smiles
  • Parents love the fun and positive experience for their kids

What Is a Special Needs Pediatric Dentist?

Special needs dentists provide specialized oral healthcare for children who need additional care managing dentistry. This includes mental, physical, developmental, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional issues. Special needs dentists provide a calm and serene atmosphere where children and parents can relax and feel cared for. At ICTeeth, we involve parents in decision-making to discover stress triggers and how to avoid them. After all, you know your child’s special needs better than we do.

Dr. Stephen P. Moore

Dr. David J. Brown

Dr. Trey K. Anderson

Dr. Amrita Khemka

What Does a Special Needs Pediatrics Dentist Do?

ICTeeth has a team of fantastic pediatric dentists from which to choose. Several of them are also board-certified pediatric dentists, having earned this additional certification based on education and successful completion of qualifying oral and clinical exams. Our team will work with you to provide exceptional dental care to your special needs child. We offer preventive treatments like cleanings and fluoride, sedation dentistry, and restorative care. Most importantly, we work with you and your child to create healthy oral habits for their lifetime.

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Preventive Dental Care

Our special needs pediatric dentists support early intervention, which can be challenging for children with special needs. Poor oral health can significantly affect a child’s overall health and well-being, including increased risk of infections, pain, and malnutrition. Special needs children are often more vulnerable to these complications, making dental care even more critical.

Pediatric dentists must take an additional two years of schooling. Time spent learning about all aspects of a child’s mental, cognitive, and developmental growth as it applies to oral hygiene. A big part of special needs dentistry is preventive care, like daily brushing and flossing. We teach you and your special needs child how to prevent future tooth pain. Preventive dentistry also includes frequent cleanings, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments.

Why is Special Needs Dentistry important?

Special needs dentists want to make your child as comfortable as possible by giving them the same procedures and exams that non-special needs children enjoy.

  • Preserve oral health: By addressing cavities, chips, cracks, or missing teeth, restorative dentistry prevents further damage and potential pain or infection.
  • Maintains proper function: Healthy teeth are essential for chewing, speaking, and maintaining facial structure. Restorative procedures ensure these functions remain optimal.
  • Boosts self-confidence: Damaged or missing teeth can impact a child’s self-esteem and social interactions. Restoring their smile can improve their confidence and well-being.
  • Communication: Pediatric dentists are skilled at explaining procedures to children in ways they understand. The key is making everything fun and exciting.

Sometimes, communication and rationalization are challenging for special needs children. That is why we offer a variety of sedation dentistry options. From nitrous to IV anesthesia, our primary focus is keeping your special needs child safe and comfortable during exams and procedures. Your child’s safety is sedation dentistry’s first and most crucial aspect. We tailor the sedation process around their needs by getting a medical background and talking with you about any behavioral challenges.

Love the staff here! Super friendly and amazing with kids, especially those with fears and or disabilities! Just super glad we found them! My youngest has sensory issues. These staff members were so incredibly patient and he was even able to return there with no fear! Huge win! Thank you ICTeeth!

-Laurilei M.

Benefits Of Seeing a Special Needs Dentist


After graduating from dental school, pediatric dentists must complete an additional two years of training. This extra training provides a skill set many general dentists lack when it comes to understanding and explaining the details of care for special needs children.

Special Scheduling

Your special needs child likely has a routine they depend on for daily guidance.

Treatment Plans

With close attention to preventative dentistry, a special needs dentist doesn’t overwhelm your child with unnecessary dentist talk. We develop treatment plans that fit your child’s special needs.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry for special needs children focuses on repairing or replacing damaged or missing teeth. This type of dentistry plays a crucial role in maintaining their oral health, function, and even self-esteem.

Special Needs Dentists for “Healthy Teeth, Happy Kids”

Regular dental checkups and cleanings prevent cavities and other oral health issues. Early intervention is especially important for special needs children, who may be more susceptible to dental problems due to medication, dietary restrictions, or difficulty brushing and flossing. If you have a special needs child with oral hygiene issues, call ICTeeth. We’ll get to know your child and make them comfortable so that going to the dentist is fun.

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