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Plantation, Florida 33324
(954) 424-6500

November 4, 2016

Your Special Needs Dentist in Plantation

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Special needs dentist in Plantation for comfortable care.At Sleep Dentists, we treat all patients—even those with special needs. We understand that dental care can be challenging for those who live with physical, medical, developmental, or cognitive conditions that make dental care a bit more challenging. As a special needs dentist in Plantation, we cater to the unique needs of all patients. We treat each patient with care and compassion to deliver the comprehensive dental care needed. We even offer special areas of expertise, such as sedation dentistry, to make dental care easier and less stressful for those with unique circumstances.

March 1, 2016

We help special needs patients receive vital dental care

special needs dentistAre you caring for someone with special needs? If so, you know helping them receive quality, regular dental care can be difficult. As the trusted team of Sleep Dentists, we make solid oral health possible for patients with a variety of needs with options in sedation and sleep dentistry. Keep reading to learn how visiting a special needs dentist can ease your worries and increase the dental health of your loved one.


November 12, 2015

We’re the Sleep Dentist that Meets Your Special Needs

special needs dentistGood oral health care habits are the same for everyone: brushing for two minutes, twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist every six months. But for someone who’s dealing with autism or has other special needs, managing this routine can be anywhere from mildly difficult to extremely challenging. Visiting the dentist can be especially taxing, as a number of factors, from dental anxiety to uncontrollable, erratic movements make even sitting in the dental chair difficult. If this sounds familiar, you should know that sedation dentistry can help — and we’re your special needs dentist in Plantation, FL. Keep reading to learn more.


February 9, 2015

Comfortable and Effective Dental Care for Autism Patients

170082963We specialize in dental care for Autism patients. Providing effective dental care to patients with Autism presents unique challenges for everyone involved. But by working together, and planning ahead, many of these challenges and anxieties can be reduced. The Sleep Dentists are committed to comfortable and successful dental treatment. If you care for a patient with Autism, schedule their next dental appointment with the trusted Sleep and Sedation Dentistry of Plantation, FL. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are experienced sleep and sedation dentistry experts. The Sleep Dentists proudly serve families daily throughout Plantation and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Effective Home Dental Care for Autism Patients

To help your loved one maintain good dental health, we recommend the following:

  • Preventive treatments such as dental fluoride and sealants.
  • Become aware of medicines that cause dry mouth.
  • Increase daily water intake.
  • Avoid using sugary snacks as incentives or rewards.
  • Encourage independence in daily oral hygiene and perform hands-on demonstrations to show patients the best way to clean their teeth.
  • Emphasize consistency in oral hygiene and try to use the same location, timing, and positioning to establish an effective home care routine.

Preparing Patients with Autism for a Dental Care Appointment

We are well experienced in the treatment of Autism patients, and we have special procedures in place to optimize each visit. You are always welcome to  accompany the patient during an exam, and we will help you make an appointment for a time of day when the patient will be most cooperative. We will also make sure that wait time is minimized and you will be able to work with the same team members each visit. If necessary, we can schedule short prep visits so that the patient can become accustomed to our office. During one of these short and positive visits, they can get use to the office environment, try out the treatment chair, let the hygienist look in their mouth or count their teeth, or listen to the sound a drill makes. This will serve to slowly desensitize the patient, as well as discover what could potentially be difficult for the patient to tolerate at future visits.

Dental Care for Autism

We offer sedation options to all patients. For patients with Autism, we have many options that can help reduce high levels of anxiety or discomfort, uncontrolled movements, and gagging reflexes. We will work with you to select the technique and sedation level that will most effectively address the needs of the patient. To schedule a dental care checkup for a patient with Autism, contact our Plantation, FL office today. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are highly qualified sleep and sedation dentistry experts, now proudly serving families daily throughout Plantation and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

January 23, 2015

Are You Seeking a Qualified Special Needs Dentist in Plantation, FL?

170082678It’s estimated that nearly 20% of Americans live with some form of disability. For patients with intellectual, physical, or developmental special needs, maintaining a good oral hygiene routine and finding and accessing quality dental care can be challenging. Some disabilities can hinder the skills necessary for effective oral hygiene, which increases the chances for developing tooth decay and gum disease. If you have a loved one with special needs, you may be concerned about their dental health, but we’re here to help. You can schedule a special needs dentist appointment with our conveniently located Plantation, FL office today. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are experienced special needs dentists, ready and able to provide the patient and compassionate care your family deserves.

Special Needs and Dental Health

Patients with special needs may not understand the importance of dental health. They may also have difficulty with the unfamiliar sights and sounds of a dental office. This can lead to resistance and anxiety when it comes time to get the preventive dental care they need to stay healthy. But as dental health affects overall health, and special needs patients are particularly at risk for dental decay, it’s imperative that they still receive the routine dental checkups and cleanings needed to maintain good oral health. That’s why we offer personalized dental services for special needs patients. Whether they need extra time, extra attention, sedation, or phased treatments, we will make the necessary accommodations to ensure they receive the dental care they need to stay healthy and smiling.

Ft. Lauderdale Special Needs Dentist Appointments

Special needs patients, who have trouble practicing oral hygiene at home, need to see a dentist more often to prevent and treat dental decay and infection. Those who suffer from stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Down’s syndrome, genetic disorders, paralysis and even arthritis are among the many that may need a little extra care and attention to maintain healthy teeth and gums. We know that you want the best in dental care for your family, and we’re committed to providing the best possible care for your loved one. We are sympathetic to the challenges you face and we are dedicated to helping each and every patient receive the dental care they need in a comfortable and pain free manner. If you’re ready to take your loved one to the dentist, schedule a special needs dentist appointment with the Sleep Dentists of Plantation, FL today. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are highly qualified sleep and sedation dentistry experts, capable of delivering the quality care your family deserves. The Sleep Dentists proudly serve patients daily throughout Plantation and Fort Lauderdale, FL.


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