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Special-Needs Dentist in Southlake, TX

Candidly, some dentists don’t feel comfortable working with special-needs patients.  At Giggles and Grins, it’s just the opposite.  And it has been for years…

Comforting. Safe. Anxiety-free.

Dr. Watts has been unwavering in this perspective, from the beginning.  “First of all, we encourage them to come here.  We want them.  And for the best approach in treating them, we take our lead from the parents.  Always.  They give us critical cues on what their triggers are.  How to calm them.  What their favorite toy is.  What time of day to see them.”

Dr. Capeci agrees.  “Years ago in dental school, I had the opportunity to shadow a pediatric who specialized in special-needs patients.  I fell in love with the compassionate care that he gave them.  He managed to meet their medical needs while making them feel as comfortable as possible.  And it was inspiring – and educational — to see how they responded to him as a result.”

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Sedation Dentistry

Especially for special-needs children, sedation alternatives are often helpful — and they’re not found everywhere. “We go through extra steps with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the Texas State Board to offer these medications,” says Dr.Armstrong.  “As we utilize them, we don’t “put patients to sleep” in our office.  We use just a little bit to take the edge off – it’s soothing, it’s comforting and it’s a great analgesic”

Dr. Watts adds, “It’s about individual care  We don’t want to limit our children to modalities that aren’t going to fit them.  We want to give them as many options as we can, especially if it relieves their anxiety. When we do that, it almost guarantees them a positive experience.  We want them to leave here with a smile!”

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COVID-19 Update

Our office has always exceeded the guidelines for infection control, and we will expand those practices for infection control as we continue to combat COVID-19. As we initiate our schedule, we are requesting that when you arrive in our parking lot, please call us so that we may come to your car and retrieve information from you regarding your child’s appointment. We will have signs posted outside the entrance with the phone number for you to call upon your arrival.

Your family’s health is our biggest concern. We will be asking those with high risk factors to wait before scheduling. Your understanding as we rework our schedule to accommodate all of you means the world to us.

Above all else, we are so excited to see you again and look forward to your arrival at our office. Together, we can make this the best appointment EVER!!

We have missed you and your children’s sweet smiling faces!

Respectfully,

Dr. Sandra Armstrong, Dr. Amy Watts, Dr. Alexis Capeci and Staff

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