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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Beginning Thursday, March 19th and continuing until further notice, Children’s Dental Village will be incorporating restrictions on non-essential and non-emergent patient care. If your child is currently scheduled for a routine cleaning, a member of our team will reach out to you to reschedule.

We do not take this decision lightly and want to reassure our families thatwe will be available for all dental emergencies as always. If your child is experiencing a dental emergency please call the office and follow the prompts to be connected with the doctor on call.

We regret that we must restrict our patient care, but are serving our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing so, we will safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our care providers, and the whole community. We hope you understand, and we thank you for your cooperation.