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Special Needs

Whether you are someone who has special needs or you are the parent or guardian of someone in this situation, you know how difficult it can be to receive dental care. Many mental and physical conditions make it frustrating to sit in a dental chair and receive the work that is needed. For this reason, we at Bright Star Sapphire Dental specialize in working with special needs patients of all ages. 

We know that coming to the dentist can be an overwhelming concept for certain patients, and we understand that every patient has their own individual needs and concerns and that not everyone is the same. Caring for a special needs patient takes compassion, understanding, and patience, and we are here to help provide the care that they deserve and need. Our goal is to provide any patient that requires special, more individualized care, with the dental care they need in a way they feel comfortable and safe. We think of all of our patients as Special, and NOT special needs.

An appointment with a special needs patient is generally different from a visit with a regular dentist. Dr. Kleyman tailors his approach to the patient’s needs and works with them to get them comfortable because he himself had traumatizing dental experiences as a child. He never wants a patient to feel afraid or out of control, so he always tries to get the appointment as stress-free as possible.

Bright Star Sapphire Dental has many ways to help our patients with high levels of anxiety, or those needing extra attention and care. We have a separate room that also is our sedation room. This form of dentistry allows the patient to receive the necessary dental care, but with comfort and ease from sedation in a more quiet and relaxing area. We offer Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), and IV sedation for those patients who are full of anxieties.

What is Special Needs Dentistry?

Special needs dentistry is specifically designed to help provide care to those who have special needs. Whether this is a patient with medical or physical disabilities, our team at Bright Star Sapphire Dental are equipped to handle patients who come to us for their routine dental care. We will be more than happy to assist in providing you with high-quality care that is comfortable and convenient for you.

Who is a Good Candidate for Special Needs Dentistry?

Anyone who suffers from a mental or physical disability of any kind is eligible for special needs dentistry. This enables these patients to receive the care that they need in a calm, comfortable and relaxed environment. At Bright Star Sapphire Dental we work with patients of varying needs and can assist you or your loved one in receiving the care that they require.

Reasons to See a Dentist Specializing in Special Needs Care

Visiting a special needs dental office is crucial for receiving high-quality dental work. Some of the benefits and reasons for seeing a dentist specializing in special needs include:

  • Receive high-quality care in a comfortable environment.
  • Work with a team of dental professionals who are equipped to handle disabilities.
  • Benefit from preventative care like exams, x-rays, and cleanings at your own convenience.

If you or a loved one has special needs and you require dental care, contact us today and our staff will be happy to assist you!