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August 26, 2021
Posted By: Valleau, VanDeven & Massie Dentistry for Children
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The Valleau, VanDeven & Massie Dentistry for Children team is proud to serve children of all ages, including our friends with special needs.

If your child has a special need or requires a unique accommodation, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office to discuss it with a caring team member. We believe that everyone deserves access to dental care and a healthy smile!

Special Needs Dentistry for Children in Grand Rapids

We provide comprehensive dentistry for children with special needs, including:

  • General dentistry
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Emergency dentistry

When treating children with special needs, we work to provide dentistry in an environment that makes them feel relaxed and comfortable.

This can include special lighting, lighter touches, a quieter atmosphere, and more. We also work to create consistency and trust. We build friendships with the goal that your special needs child will enjoy coming to our dental office.

We will also talk to you about how to best accommodate your child. You can share ideas with our team to make all dental visits successful. We will also discuss all findings with you following exams. We’ll layout treatment options, explain the benefits, and help you make educated choices for your child’s treatment.

If your child is feeling especially anxious, talk to a team member about light sedation. We can do this in our dental office or at a Spectrum Health facility. Our team is always eager to do what we can to accommodate your child’s needs.

At-Home Dental Care and Nutrition

We can also provide nutrition counseling and practical advice for at-home brushing and, eventually, flossing.

Caring for your child’s smile is a group effort between our dental team and you, and we are always thrilled to help every child reach their full smile potential.

Call Us for Special Needs Pediatric Dentistry in Grand Rapids, MI

If you’re looking to establish dentistry for your special needs child, reach out to our team today to schedule an appointment.

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