If your child has special needs — whether developmental disorders, physical disabilities or behavioral and emotional needs – our caring team at Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics offers a calming atmosphere with the latest tools in technology to provide a safe and stress-free experience. Learn more about us today.
The skilled team at park smiles nyc pediatrics understands the concerns of parents of special needs children and are here to provide superior care and peace-of-mind for all.
What dentist should I see in New York for my child with special needs?
If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you’re likely anxious yourself about the stress and anxiety a dental visit can cause your child. Perhaps you’re concerned about how they’ll react to even a basic cleaning – or sitting still for an extended period of time during another type of essential treatment.
At Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics, our caring and compassionate team has years of extensive training and experience working with special needs children. Not only do we offer an understanding of your child’s emotional and behavioral needs, but we also offer an array of state-of-the-art tools to help provide a stress-free and pain-free experience.
Would you treat my child who has a severe anxiety disorder?
YES. In fact, many children we see have anxiety disorders or ADHD that makes it more difficult for them to sit still in a dental chair. Special needs can mean anything from a physical disability or handicap to anxiety disorders and/or ADHD. Whether a child has developmental disorders, physical disabilities or behavioral and emotional needs – our caring team at Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics offers a calming atmosphere with the latest tools to provide a safe and stress-free experience.Sedation dentistry is one of those tools we use to help children (and adults) with anxiety issues.
How safe is sedation dentistry for my special needs child?
Under the close supervision and guidance of your child’s dentist and pediatric anesthesiologist, his or her comfort and safety — and your peace-of-mind — are our top priorities. Before administering any form of sedation, we carefully assess the unique needs of your child and thoroughly discuss the options with you, including oral sedation, I.V. sedation or nitrous oxide. You can rest assured that our experienced pediatric anesthesiologist and dentist will work together to maximize the safety and comfort of your child.
For your added convenience and peace-of-mind, we have a state-of-the-art operating room in our office, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)– just like any accredited hospital or outpatient surgery center. In addition, we have an anesthesia machine to perform General Anesthesia when required.
Enjoy the convenience of a multi-specialty practice under one roof in one sitting!
Our skilled team – including pediatric dentists, orthodontist, periodontist, pediatric anesthesiologists and oral surgeon – work in the same office, so there’s no need to be referred elsewhere if your child needs a specialist. All procedures are done in the convenience and comfort of our state-of-the-art office in the heart of Manhattan.
Just some of the services we provide, both with and without sedation, include:
- Examination and consultation
- Dental cleanings and hygiene instructions
- BPA-free sealants
- Fluoride treatment
- White fillings
- Pediatric crowns
- Baby root canal therapy
- Orthodontics including bite correction , fixed braces and clear aligners
- Cleft lip and palate surgery
Financial support for children with special needs… The Grottoes of North America Humanitarian Foundation
Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics is a proud dentistry partner of the Grottoes of North American Humanitarian Foundation, a nonprofit charity that brings affordable dental care to children with special needs. The program helps cover the cost of dental care and anesthesia, whether done in a hospital setting or dental office.
The Foundation’s Children with Special needs Program is designed for children under the age of 18 who have been diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Muscular Dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders
- Intellectual disabilities, including Down Syndrome
- Organ Transplant recipients (before or after surgery)
Feel free to ask us for more details about the program. You may also learn more details, including the application process (with forms), on their website at https://www.hfgrotto.org/programs
From our family at Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics to yours, we look forward to working with you to help your child maintain that beautiful smile!
Attaining a healthy and beautiful smile is like a Walk in the Park – at Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics!