Because kid’s dental is our specialty, we treat every child that walks through our doors based on their individual needs and comfort level. When making the appointment for your child, please let us know if your child is differently-abled and how we can help make their visit a success.
Here are some tips to help make your child comfortable at their visit:
- Practice dental exams at home. Talk about what it will be like on their dental visit and things that will happen. You can also check out some photos of our clinics.
- Use our storybook to help your child get acquainted with OHP and the upcoming dental exam.
- Let us know if there is anything we can do to help your child feel comfortable. We can let your child wear our weighted vest for the exam, or hold a special toy from home.
- Share any information like medical or behavioral insights that might be useful.
Dental care resources for kids with special-needs
The app All Smiles Shine was created to help kids with autism spectrum disorder have less overwhelming trips to the dentist and better routine dental care. It is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.