At First Impressions, we value and celebrate the unique differences of our patient populations by being the dentist for kids with special needs.
We believe that by providing unparalleled dental health care services to all individuals, regardless of physical or cognitive abilities, we are better able to represent and support our communities. We are the dentist for kids with special needs.
As part of our integral service offerings, as a dentist for autistic kids, all First Impressions staff has received advanced education and training in order to provide excellent primary and comprehensive preventative oral health care to children with special health care needs (SHCN). In agreement with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, health care for these individuals typically requires specialized knowledge, increased awareness and attention, adaptation and accommodative measures beyond what is considered routine.
At First Impressions, you can rest assured that your child – regardless of need or specialized attention – will be well taken care of by our specialized staff…your dentist for autistic kids.
Special health care needs can be defined as “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs. The condition may be congenital, developmental, or acquired through disease, trauma, or environmental cause and may impose limitations in performing daily self-maintenance activities or substantial limitations in a major life activity.”