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Special Needs Dentistry

Providing comprehensive preventive and therapeutic dental care to patients who have special healthcare needs is an important aspect of the specialty of pediatric dentistry. We value the unique qualities of each young smile we treat, and seek to ensure maximal health for all, regardless of developmental disability or other healthcare issues.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines special healthcare needs as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.” Whether your child’s condition is congenital, developmental, or the result of disease or trauma, we can provide guidance and raise awareness of his or her special dental care needs.

Dental care for patients with special needs requires specialized knowledge acquired by additional training, as well as increased awareness and attention, adaptation, and accommodative measures beyond routine treatment. At our office, we have the experience necessary to provide suitable dental care while keeping in mind the unique nature of the children we see.

It is our goal to create a dental home for your child, where treatment can be delivered safely, and ideal dental health can be achieved.

John Acosta DDS Todd Smith DDS Adam Fitzhugh DDS
6611 Kirby Center Cove #102
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 363-8192
Our Board-Certified pediatric dentists provide top-notch care
We Deliver Healthy, Beautiful Smiles for Life!
Wishes for Gentle Dental Care delivered here
Infants through Young Adults Call PDOC their dental home
We encourage parents to remain with their child through the visit
Board Certified pediatric dentists mean top notch care for your child
Winners of the prestigious 'USA's Top Dentist Award'
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