Oral Health Tailored For All Needs
Dr. Shawn’s training at UF including treating patients along the wide spectrum of autism, unique syndromes, complex medical histories, immunocompromised, wheelchair bound, and children with craniofacial anomalies. Please let us know on the phone ahead of time any tips to help the appointment go smoothly (1st appointments of the day, fears the child has or past experiences) and you can help us by bringing an updated list of medications, consults from physicians and phone numbers of specialists they see.
Brushing can be a fight for a child with special needs, especially those with oral aversions. Often we recommend a 3-sided toothbrush to make it easier for the caregiver to make sure they are cleaning a surfaces of the teeth. This helps brushing get done faster for overly-sensitive kids and adults.
Read this social story with your child to learn the routine. Your child may also read the story independently.