Children with special health care needs include those with any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment. These children may be at increased risk for oral disease throughout their lifetime, and it is therefore of utmost importance that they have an established dental home where they can receive appropriate preventive and routine care. Pediatric dentists are not only knowledgeable about various health concerns, but are also specially trained to provide comprehensive treatment to patients with special health care needs.
Dr. Barber is a trained specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. She received her graduate education, in this discipline, at the University of Michigan. An integral part of that training is the ability to provide routine dental care for patients with special needs. We are prepared to treat children of all ages who have any physical disabilities, mental, psychological or emotional disorders. Our practice includes a large population of special needs patients, including numerous patients diagnosed with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, cleft lip and palate, cerebral palsy, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and many other conditions which can make their dental care difficult. The training and experience of our dentists and staff allow us to successfully treat many patients who have very limited choices for their care. If you have any questions about the care of your child with special needs, please call for more information and an appointment for evaluation at 734-971-3368.