We understand that every individual deserves compassionate and tailored dental care, and that's why we offer Special Needs Dentistry.
Dr. Nicole Moberly is specialized in treating patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These individuals require additional attention and care during office visits, and Dr. Moberly will give each patient her undivided attention. Her gentle hand will ensure their ultimate safety and comfort. Dr. Moberly’s approach to special needs dentistry includes:
We prioritize understanding each patient's specific needs and concerns, tailoring all treatment plans accordingly. We recognize the importance of having the patient’s caregiver actively involved in their care.
Our dental practice has been designed to be sensory-friendly, minimizing potential triggers for patients with sensory sensitivities. Our team is trained to work patiently and gently with individuals who may have difficulty with traditional dental procedures.
Dr. Moberly was raised immersed in the special needs community and has been volunteering with Special Olympics since the age of 14. She understands the immense need for dental care in the special needs community and is passionate about treating these individuals. Her training at the Rose F. Kennedy Center gave her the tools and experience to safely and effectively treat individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Patience and Understanding:
We understand that dental appointments can be challenging for some individuals with special needs. Our team approaches every appointment with patience, empathy, and a gentle touch.
Education and Support:
Education is key to maintaining good oral health. Dr. Moberly will take the time to sit down with you to discuss both the at-home needs and treatment recommendations of the individual. We will look at how your individual’s specific needs may be affecting their oral health condition and habits.
Prior to your visit with us, please feel free to discuss your individual’s developmental disability, behavioral issues or physical limitations. The more information we have, the better we can determine how to best support your individual during their visit and tailor their dental experience.
Should the need arise, we are able and willing to perform dental procedures at the hospital so a patient may receive anesthesia. We recognize that for some, this is the only way that dental treatment can be completed. Our goal is to ensure that every one of our patients is able to receive the care they need at the highest standard of quality, whether it is here in our office or at the hospital.
Specialized Care Plans:
Our dental professionals create individualized care plans to address the unique dental needs of each patient, taking into account their specific conditions and limitations.
We are proud to be your partner in achieving and maintaining excellent oral health for individuals with special needs. Whether it be individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, physical limitations, or sensory sensitivities, our team is equipped to handle a wide range of conditions and ensure comprehensive oral health care. We aim to build lasting relationships with our patients and their families, ensuring that everyone receives the highest standard of dental care in a welcoming and supportive environment.
If you or a loved one requires Special Needs Dentistry, schedule an appointment with us today. Regardless of your unique circumstances, Dr. Moberly is here to help!