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Special Needs Specialist

Oscar A. Luna, DDS -  - Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

Culmore Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Oscar A. Luna, DDS

Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry located in Falls Church, VA

Everybody deserves a beautiful and healthy smile, but some children need extra special care during their dental treatments. Oscar Luna, DDS, is a highly skilled dentist providing exceptional care for children with special needs at Culmore Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Falls Church, Virginia. To learn more about the special needs services available, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Special Needs Q&A

What is special needs dentistry?

Special needs dentistry is dental care that’s uniquely tailored for children with special health care needs (SHCN). According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children might require specialized care if they have conditions that affect or impair them:

Physically
Emotionally
Developmentally
Cognitively
Sensorily
Mentally

Children might also require special needs care if they have an orofacial disorder or condition.

What sort of special needs services do you offer?

Dr. Luna and the team at Culmore Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics provide special needs care for their full range of dental services, including:

  • Routine dental exams and cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • X-rays
  • Braces

Dr. Luna and his team have a unique set of skills and can provide their patients with special needs with a variety of treatments and services to keep their mouth healthy and make their smile beautiful.

What makes a special needs dentist unique?

Special needs dentists and their staff undergo additional training to better understand their patients’ unique needs and deliver more compassionate and effective treatments.

Children with special needs can sometimes face particular challenges when it comes to getting the dental care that they need.

Whether it be a pronounced emotional discomfort with dental procedures, an inability to sit still for prolonged periods of time, or physical challenges that make dental procedures more difficult, children with special needs might require a treatment approach that’s more advanced, unique, or custom-tailored.

Special needs dentists like Dr. Luna are particularly equipped to accommodate these circumstances and provide the proper treatment.

Your child’s care depends on the particulars of their special needs, but in most cases, Dr. Luna and his team take a slower approach than usual.

This means spending more time in the dental chair getting to know your child and making them feel more comfortable with the dental process.

The office staff will block out more time for your child’s special needs appointment and will make sure that there are auxiliary staff in the office to assist, if needed.

By having a deeper understanding of your child’s needs and taking the time to address those unique circumstances, Dr. Luna provides a more enjoyable dental experience and overall better oral health.

Find out more about the special needs care at Culmore Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.