Alameda Pediatric Dentistry Welcomes Kids With Special Needs - 510 Families

Alameda Pediatric Dentistry Welcomes Kids With Special Needs

This post is sponsored by Alameda Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, who has served families in the Bay Area since 1971. They can treat all kids, including those with special needs. They offer a complimentary “Baby’s First Smile” visit for new patients under 24 months old. Offer includes an exam, cleaning, and fluoride at no charge.

Read on to learn how Alameda Pediatric Dentistry provides special needs dentistry


Alameda Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Jennifer Sun completes an exam | Photo courtesy of Alameda Pediatric Dentistry

Going to the dentist can be uncomfortable and scary for anyone, especially for a child with special needs. Because of this, children with special needs are twice as likely not to receive necessary oral health care.

However, your child’s experience at the dentist does not have to be a bad one. The skilled pediatric dentists and orthodontic specialists at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry are ready, willing, and able to help. Their dentists and staff have completed additional training with a focus on working with children with special needs.

Dr. MyLinh Ngo encourages families stating, “We urge you not to delay a visit if you’re concerned with how your child may react. We have created a comfortable, friendly, and safe environment for them to call their dental home.”

Alameda Pediatric Dentistry can provide dental care for kids with issues related to mobility, communication, feeding and swallowing, sensory, noise & pain threshold, and other special needs.

How does Alameda Pediatric Dentistry treat kids with special needs?

Alameda Pediatric Dentistry reserves quieter times for patients who need a less stimulating environment. They have private rooms with dimmable lights to create a calmer atmosphere. They offer desensitization visits to introduce your child gradually to the new environment with a positive association. They have sensory objects, protective stabilization, and 3D digital imaging.

Dr. Sharine Thenard shares, “We have learned techniques and have different approaches we employ for each patient, as they are each special and unique. Because we have a full variety of services and every tool at our disposal, we can provide a complete array of treatment options: preventative, restorative, nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and even general anesthesia administered in-office or at Kaiser Hospital.”

New Pleasanton Location

After serving the Pleasanton community for 15+ years, the Pleasanton team has relocated to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility at 4471 Stoneridge Drive, Suite B! This new location was carefully chosen and designed to serve patients better. It boasts additional space, private treatment rooms, and enhanced services, including having an orthodontist and pediatric dentist together under one roof.

For more information on special needs dental care, contact Alameda Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics today!

dentistry staff at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry
Meet the Pleasanton team! | Photo courtesy Jessamyn Photography

Thanks to Alameda Pediatric Dentistry for being a sponsor of They proudly offer convenient, compassionate, and comprehensive dental care to families in four locations: Alameda, Oakland, Pleasanton, & Brentwood. Click here to make an appointment >

  • In Alameda: 1105 Atlantic Avenue, #101 | Call 510-521-5437
  • In Oakland: 401 Grand Avenue, #150 | Call 510-763-5437
  • In Pleasanton: 4471 Stoneridge Drive, Suite B | Call 925-846-5437
  • In Brentwood: 2400 Balfour Road, #309 | Call 925-516-4107

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