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Monday, October 27, 2014

A Trip to the Dentist Can Be a Positive Experience

With support from Autism Speaks’ Autism Treatment Network (ATN), we created Treating Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An ATN/AIR-P Tool Kit for Dental Professionals. It is designed to help dental professionals like myself understand autism and work with parents to help make office visits successful. I often use the recommendations in the tool kit in my own practice. Also see Dr. Shick’s Autism Speaks “Got Questions?” blog post – “Is It Safe to Sedate our Son during his Dental Appointment?” – and “For Children with Autism: Opening the Door to Dental Care,”

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