Patients with Special Needs

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All patients are special, but those who need additional attention and care will find a team fully dedicated to providing a safe and compassionate environment.

Dr. Padilla and Dr. Lepetich are all uniquely qualified to understand the symptoms related to specific health conditions and how they may affect your child’s oral health.  In turn, they recognize that children with sensory or developmental concerns may simply respond better to an alternative approach.  Please tell us if your child has any special need that we may need to be aware of so that we can direct care for your child in the best way possible.  This includes but is not limited to autism spectrum disorder, aversion to lights or loud noises, sensory integration concerns, or hearing/vision impairments.

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As we continue to adapt to the changing nature of Covid-19, our office routinely monitors the Community Level of Covid-19 as part of CDC public indoor guidance/safety protocols. Currently, our community level is LOW, which means masks are welcome but not required in our office. If you or your child are at severe risk for illness from Covid-19, we encourage you to wear a mask in all public indoor areas, per CDC guidelines. As we continue to monitor our local levels, we will require indoor masking in our office if our local level is upgraded to HIGH.

Children’s Dental Village team members will continue to adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols. The health and safety of our patients and families is our top priority and the clinical team will continue wearing all proper personal protective equipment. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.