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We Offer Special Needs Dentistry


Caring for the oral health of patients with special needs often proves challenging. For someone with Down syndrome, for example, even a routine hygiene visit can be traumatic. A person with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or cerebral palsy may neglect daily dental healthcare and become defensive if a loved one tries to intervene. Additionally, many of these individuals receive oral medications that contribute to dry mouth and tooth decay. Some haven’t been to the dentist in several years and may require treatments ranging from extractions to full mouth reconstruction. Finding a dental office that specializes in special needs dentistry can be a blessing to family members and caregivers.

The doctors at The Dowell Dental Group dental training encompasses special needs dentistry. In fact, Dr. Dowell earned an award for his gentle, compassionate approach while in dental school. We understand the unique challenges special needs patients face and have the expertise to earn the trust of patients with conditions such as:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Providing comprehensive dentistry for those with disabilities, especially pediatric patients, necessitates a high level of patience, compassion, and expertise. Fortunately, advances in dental technology pose significant benefits for special needs patients. Oral sedation allows even those with complex needs to get the care they need while remaining comfortable. Less invasive procedures and dental lasers have minimized recovery time. Even patient education has improved with modern tools that illustrate homecare techniques for patients and caregivers. With a dentist well-versed in the challenges of special needs dentistry, oral healthcare can be a positive experience for all parties involved.

Our progressive, fully digital practice has two convenient locations in Carrollton and Minerva. Call today to schedule your appointment or consultation. We look forward to bringing out the best in your smile.

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We hope you never experience a dental emergency, but if you do, we’re here for you. Doctors at Dowell Dental Group are also available around the clock to help in the event of an emergency. Please call our main line for more information.

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