Seeking Pediatric Dentist Who Specializes in Treating Special Needs Children

Updated on March 13, 2008
N.D. asks from Burtonsville, MD
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Hello all, I am the mother of a four year old who has Autism, and I have been putting off the dentist because I know how he will react! My hubby and I know that sedation is a probability. Can anyone give recommendations for a dentist who fits the criteria as far as treating Special Needs Children and does sedation? I am willing to travel to DC, NOVA, Baltimore Area if I have to. Any thing that is within a one hour drive. I am in College Park, MD. Thanks for all the help!!!!

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J.S.

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Dr. Camps on Musgrove Rd in Silver Spring is a pediatric dentist and one of the best! He is the most caring and compassionate dentist. Wish he took adults!

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J.W.

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Hi! Have you tried calling Dr. Camps Pediatric Center? The # is 301/989-8994 and the web site is www.funsmiles.com
They are in Silver Spring, MD on Musgrove Road
They are excellent and they do treat special needs children.

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S.D.

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The pediatric Denisrty for Children Dr Ginsburg works on my 9 yr old w/ Down Syndrome. HE IS BY FAR THE BEST when it come to his demeneer(?) with kids w/ special needs. Ask for him specificly. He has an office in Catonsville, N Rolling Rd ###-###-#### and in Ellicott City off rt 40 ###-###-####. We had to sedate Libby at St Agnes just for x-rays and a filling.....I will drive far and wide to stay with him.....Good luck, S., mom to LIbby,9 ds and Kyle & Abby 8

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S.L.

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The dentists at Children's Hospital are great as is my kid's dentist Dr. Pincus of Greater Maryland Dental Partners in Waldorf, MD.

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P.F.

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I know that Children's Hospital in DC has a dental department/clinic. They might be your best bet. If they can't treat him, I know that they can atleast refer to someone who may help. Also the dental school at the Univ. of MD in Baltimore has a dental clinic. There is a Dr. Camps in Silver Spring that specializes in children. He is really good.

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M.W.

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I don't know of any myself, but I wonder if the local chapter of the Autism Society of America might have some information for you. The list of MD chapters is found here:
http://209.200.89.252/search_site/chapter_list.cfm?progra...

If not, then I would try asking the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, which specializes in treating all kinds of disabilities.
http://www.kennedykrieger.org/index.jsp

Hope they can find you someone who can interact successfully with your son.

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