For Children With Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care

November 5, 2014 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

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We all can relate to the fact that going to the dentist can cause anxiety so imagine what’s it like for children with autism….

Like many parents of children with autism, Nicole Brown feared she might never find a dentist willing and able to care for her daughter, Camryn Cunningham, now a lanky 13-year-old who uses words sparingly.

Finishing a basic cleaning was a colossal challenge, because Camryn was bewildered by the lights in her face and the odd noises from instruments like the saliva suctioner — not to mention how utterly unfamiliar everything was to a girl accustomed to routine. Sometimes she’d panic and bolt from the office.
Then in May, Ms. Brown, 45, a juvenile supervision officer, found Dr. Amy Luedemann-Lazar, a pediatric dentist in this suburb of Houston. click here to find out what happened…http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/for-children-with-autism-opening-a-door-to-dental-care/?emc=edit_th_20141021&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626&_r=0

Entry filed under: Global Health.

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