special needs Dental care in South Orange County

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Dentistry for Every Child

Special Needs Care & Dentistry

At Treehouse Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we believe that all children deserve quality, personalized dental care and a bright smile. That’s why Dr. Nasem strives to accommodate the needs of every patient by offering dental care to those with special needs in South Orange County. We welcome all children and we will develop an individualized treatment plan that meets your child’s specific needs. With our accommodating care, you and your child will both feel comfortable and confident.

What Is Special Needs Dentistry

Care with Your Child in Mind

Special Needs Dentistry is a term that refers to the treatment of any patient who may have special requirements for their dental care due to physical or mental health conditions. For example, a child with extreme dental anxiety may need specialized care, such as sedation, comforting toys, and other accommodations. A child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may be sensitive to light or noise and will benefit from earplugs or dark glasses to help them enjoy a relaxing, stress-free visit.
At our office, we serve patients with varying needs and offer compassionate care for everyone who walks through our door. Dr. Nasem has years of experience providing special needs care and we can work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s right for your child.

What to Expect

Our Special Accommodations

If your child has special healthcare needs, we will schedule a consultation with you your little one. We will work with you to learn more about your child’s unique needs and preferences, and we will gather details about their medical history and any current medications.

Using this information, Dr. Nasem will develop a comprehensive treatment plan to keep your child comfortable throughout the entire treatment process. For example, if your child has ASD and is very sensitive to light or noise, we can turn off background music before you arrive for your appointment, reduce the level of lighting in the operating room, and provide them with earplugs or music to keep them feeling calm and safe. 

Each patient is different, so each treatment plan will be unique. To learn more and get started with special needs dentistry in South Orange County, contact us to schedule your consultation!

Expert Care for Patients with Special Needs

What Makes Us Different

Dr. Nasem trained at Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC) during her pediatric residency and focused specifically on treating special needs children. She has continued to hold her credentialing at CHOC for over 10 years. With her kind, caring, and personalized approach to special needs care, you can rest assured that your child will be in good hands. We also offer a wide variety of amenities for kids. Our child-friendly entertainment includes a “treehouse” play area, an iPad bar, and a TV above every chair to play your child’s favorite media.

Dr. Nasem also encourages "Happy Visits" for children with ASD or high anxiety in the dental setting. These very easy, only positive visits help to form a trusting bond between your child and Dr. Nasem and her staff. This trust then allows for easier and happier lifelong dental appointments. Call us today to find out more about these specialized visits!

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