One of the most enjoyable aspects of Dr. Matt’s job is working with children and teens with special healthcare needs.
We encourage parents to bring their child in early (by age 1) and often in order to help ensure the best oral health possible. Many disorders have symptoms that greatly affect the oral cavity and place children at a high risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Matt will discuss these things with you and help you get the information you need to help ensure the oral health of your child.
Parents are often amazed at the amount of things that we are able to accomplish in the normal dental setting and at the progress children make as they visit the office every 3-6 months. We love when parents bring their children in for a “happy visit” and encourage them to do so as often as they would like for free to get a prize and say hi to the team so they view the office as a normal and fun place to visit.
Please let us know what you believe will help your child respond well at the dental office. We strive to use the same chair and staff member each visit for those who respond well to that sense of “normalcy”. We also encourage you to bring a toy from home or even their favorite DVD so we can play it during their appointment. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.
Dr. Matt works closely with the pediatricians and other specialists in the area to ensure that your child’s safety and well-being is ensured. He is well trained to work with children who have cleft lip and palate, childhood cancer, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and most other genetic and medical disorders.
Our office is wheelchair accessible, and we welcome all children. We believe that every child deserves to have an enjoyable visit, and we will do everything we can to ensure that the visit goes smoothly.
If you have any questions about how we accommodate patients who have special needs, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (801) 302-7938.