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Can anyone recommend a pediatric dentist who is good with special needs
children? My 2 year old daughter needs to visit a dentist for her first
real checkup, and I want the experience to go smoothly. Also, if anyone
has experience with oligodontia and can recommend a dentist for this
condition, I'd love to hear about that too. Many thanks! a mom
My daughter sees Dr. David Rothman
: 333-6811, in SF on Ocean Ave. We went to
several other dentists before we found him. He sees patients in his office and
also can do hospital dentistry if your chuld needs that at CPMC in SF. I
strongly strongly strongly recommend you see Dr. Rothman. It is well worth the
drive to SF if you live in the east bay. Anonymous
Another BPN post recommended Dr. David Rothman
on Ocean Ave. in SF for a
special needs child, and I would heartily second that recommendation; he
is a wonderful pediatric dentist. I worked with him in the past when he
was affiliated with Oakland Children's Hospital, and choose to make the
drive from the east bay to bring my own (not special needs) children to his
office. He's well worth the drive! His office staff is great, too.
I asked Alameda Pediatric Dentistry and Pleasanton Pediatric
Dentistry about treating special needs children and while
the practice does treat special needs children, it, like
many practices and clinics does not accept Medi-Cal. Most of
the clinics that do are hospital based (Clinica de la Raza
in Children's Hospital in Oakland) or university based
(University of San Francisco, Pediatric Dentistry Clinic).
There is a clinic in San Francisco called Discovery
Pediatric that accepts Medi-Cal. You could also look in
Medi-Cal's medical directory. Miriam
Hi, I am looking for a dentist who works with children with special needs
who takes Med-i-cal.
Please go to La Clinica Dental
at Childrens Hospital Oakland. They
happily take MediCal, have excellent dentists (Dr. Rothman is the
head dentist and very experienced and kind, if you want to
specifically ask for him), and take care of kids with a variety of
special needs. I think you will be happy with the services you
receive. Call 510-428-3316
My 15 year old is very frightened in dental chair. Dentists apparently
wont sedate over 10 years old. Does anyone have any suggestion where
to take her? We live east bay
i would talk to your teen's primary care physician about an
anti-anxiety medication (shortterm, non-addictive) like ativan. this
worked wonders for us with MRI-panic.
best of luck
Re: Dentist for fearful 11-year-old
The Ca. Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped can help you! They will refer
you to a dds who is aware of special needs kids (and elders) near your home. They
are located in Sacto. I have used them before: 800-872-6176.
My son has CP and currently looks like he has a few cavities.
have MetLife as our primary dental insurance, he also has
MediCal. We have had no luck finding a dentist that accepts our
insurance and MediCal.
His dentist at Oakland Children's Hospital said that he would
have to be put under general anesthesia in order for them to
on his teeth. Unfortunately, he also state that there is a 1 yr
I know there is UCSF, however, I am a bit leery of having a
student dentist working on my 3 1/2 year old son.
Do any of the parents know of any dentist that can see my son
work on the problem?
Do take your son to Dr Paul Easton
in Richmond - he is THE BEST, and
he accepts metlife. He is no-fuss, very gentle, very caring. My son
and I have been going to him for years. It is a pokey little Richmond
office - not the fancy kind ? but the dentistry is excellent and his
entire staff have lovely personalities. 5102353557.
You might check with Dr. Nathan Yang & his partner, Dr. Jeng.
380 20th Ave San Francisco, CA 94121-2221 - (415) 752-4150
They are in San Francisco Richmond District--not close to you but
better than waiting a year. I have friends with 2 kids, one of whom
is a severely disabled special needs child, who've been very happy
with him. My husband and I recently started going to this practice as
well since my friends sang their praises.
Don't know if they do anesthesia or accept your particular insurance
but we had a complex insurance issue and we've been very impressed
with how they've worked with us. Nice people.
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