If you have been searching for a dentist who can provide treatment for special needs patients in Stone Mountain, then Blankenship Family Dentistry can help. Dr. Jordan Blankenship-Sniker is hospital certified and can provide care under general anesthesia in a hospital operating room if needed. Here is what she offers to our patients with special needs:Dr. Jordan Blankenship-Sniker on treating patients with special needs Read Transcript
Dr. Jordan: I think our office is different from other offices in the area of special needs patients, because Dad and I have grown up in that community. My brother, Reece, has autism, and he was diagnosed when he was 3, so that kind of changed our lives and made us more aware of what's happening, and what we need to do as humans – not just dental providers – to make these types of patients feel comfortable. There are sensory issues, so loud noises is going to be a problem. Textures are going to be an issue. Dad and I have taken the time, we've opened up on Saturdays to treat these kind of patients when not everything else is going on crazy in the office. Then I, during my residency, worked a lot with special needs patients in an OR setting, where we meet the patient outside in the office, kind of get to know each other. I always directly talk to the patient, even if they don't talk back to me. Then we schedule time in the hospital and we put them to sleep with the help of an anesthesia team and we do all of their dentistry in one setting. I think our office knows not just how to converse with special needs patients, but how what we do is going to affect their parents when we take them home. So we're very aware of, you know, okay, if we do this then we need to talk about this with their parents. We try to make it as easy and seamless on them as possible.
- Complete dental care to keep teeth and gums clean and mouths healthy
- A gentle touch that is experienced handling the unique challenges of patients with special needs
- No-stress dentistry – performed while the patient is asleep if required
- Peace of mind for patients’ loved ones that they’re receiving quality dental care
Call us at 770-766-8995 today for a consultation. We will take time to fully answer any questions you have about this service.
Our Low-Stimulation Environment Relaxes Those With Special Needs
Just like the rest of our patient family, our dental patients with special needs require routine general dental care to achieve and maintain optimal health. At Blankenship Family Dentistry, we focus on total health dentistry because there is a strong connection between the health of the mouth and the health of the body as a whole. However, services like exams and cleanings can often be a challenge for patients who are sensitive to noise, texture, and a lot of activity.
Dr. Jordan has worked to create an environment that is comfortable for these patients. She and her dad open the office on Saturdays to provide a low-stimulation experience. When needed, they will book an OR and work with anesthesiologists to complete dental work while the patient is asleep.
Caregivers are a very important part of this equation as well. Our team works closely with caregivers when making decisions to ensure that they are prepared and comfortable with the steps required after dental work is complete. This united effort creates the absolute best outcome for a special needs patient, and that’s our top priority.
Call us today at 770-766-8995 to schedule a dental consultation for special needs patients in Stone Mountain, GA. Dr. Jordan and the rest of our team are equipped to provide top-tier dental care for all.