At iKids we understand that taking your child with autism to the dentist can pose many challenges. Our experienced team will endeavour to make the experience as stress free as possible.
There are many potential sensory challenges at the dentist. Sounds, lights, tastes, smells and textures. Sharing your child’s sensitivities and coping strategies with staff will allow us to adapt to their preferences as much as possible. We have a sensory box with items that your child may find useful to hold and self soothe or you can bring along their favourite toy. We also have available weighted blankets; many people find the deep pressure to be very calming.
If urgent or invasive treatment is required, it may be necessary for treatment to be carried out under a general anaesthesia. Once again, the iKids team are here to help make the process as smooth as possible.
To help us understand your child’s individual needs, it would assist us if you could complete the following form prior to your visit.