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Open Wide: Dentists Who Work With Special Needs Individuals and Give You Something to Smile About

Updated: Mar 5


girl being examined by dentist

Going to the dentist can be a difficult experience for most adults, let alone children. Having someone poke around in your mouth isn’t the most pleasant feeling in the world. Add to it the fact that a lot of the time you have to go to the dentist, it’s because you are in pain and need to have work done.

Most individuals with supportive needs don’t really enjoy people in their space, unless it on their terms. Add to the fact that there are lot of sensory things in that environment- the drill, the sounds, water spraying, the taste of the fluoride, etc, and its becomes a recipe for disaster. Luckily there are some dentists we have found that take great care and consideration to the specific needs of our community. For children with ASD, the dentist can be especially trying place. Here are some great suggestions to help your child over come their fear and make their visit more comfortable.


I've also compiled a list of some pediatric dentists on Long Island that specialize in providing care for specific needs children:

1. Jericho Dentistry for Special Needs Children & Adults - They offer tailored care for special needs children and adults. They can be reached at: (516)888-1777


2. Suffolk Pediatric Dentistry - They provide special needs dentistry for children and have three locations on Long Island. Their phone is: (631)928-8585


3. Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental - They recognize the unique needs of each child and offer specialized care for special needs children. Their contact info is: (631)658-5395



girl smiling in dentists chair while they examine her

4. Distinctive Dental Services in Great Neck - Dr. Mary George, a board-certified pediatric dental specialist, provides thorough dental care for children with special needs.Their phone number is: (516)207-0897

5. Advanced Children’s Dentistry/ Dr. Sybil Padavathil in Garden City - Dr. Padavathil is a pediatric dentist who offers general anesthesia for special needs children. They can be reached by phone at: (516)758-KIDS

6. Dix Hills Family Dentistry - Drs. Raj and Shubha Soni-Gaur offer outstanding dental services for patients of all ages, including children with special needs. They can be reached at: (631)759-8452


Please note that it's important to contact these dentists directly to inquire about their specific expertise and services for special needs children.


Going the dentist can be an overwhelming experience for most people. Luckily, the dentists above are making easier for everyone to have a positive experience and leave with a smile.


young boy in striped shirt brushing teeth in dentists chair



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