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Special Needs

We focus on providing dental care for patients with special needs patients in an environment created specifically for them in mind.

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Our full, in-house anesthesia team helps make our patients feel relaxed and at-ease by providing safe, monitored sedation.

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Comfortable Dental Office

Our new dental office has a warm, lodge-like feel that’s modeled after a surgery center, combining both practicality with comfort.

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Our Mission

Providing a Comfortable
Environment for
Caregivers and the
Special Needs Community

I am dedicated to providing patients who have special needs with the informed, gentle, and attentive care they deserve. My team, along with myself, are truly passionate about helping our patients keep up with their smiles for a healthier life.

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Kind • Caring • Experienced

Meet Our Dental Team

Providing dentistry for patients near Tyler who have physical or intellectual disabilities is what we love because our patients are truly the most dynamic and amazing, and we appreciate them so much. Dr. Ford and our team have years of experience and training centered around treating patients with special needs, and we’re all truly passionate about our work. We aim to be a second home to our patients and are always accommodating and kind.

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We Strive To
Do Our Best

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I highly recommend Disability Dental! The entire staff is wonderful. My son felt comfortable from the moment we walked in. He did not experience any of the standard anxiety of visiting a new place. There are NOT a lot of options for special needs patients once they age out of pediatric care. I consider Disability Dental a blessing. =)

Marti M., Duncanville, TX
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“I have been taking my daughter who has Autism here for about 10 years. They take amazing care our daughter. Would definitely recommend.”

Kim D., Euless, TX
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“This place is an answer to prayers. No hospital gowns or hospital beds. The staff and doctors are so kind and do an amazing job.??”

Michelle F., Grand Prairie, TX

Our Dental Services

Caring for Your Family Like We Would Ours

We want what’s best for our patients and believe that the dental office shouldn’t be a place that they fear due to past traumatic experiences. Our dental team near Waco goes out of our way to make every patient’s visit a positive one, from offering sedation to allowing them to sit comfortably in a wheelchair during their treatment.

Keeping Smiles
Happy & Healthy

The key to a healthy smile is routine dental checkups and cleanings. By providing accessible, comfortable, and positive dental experiences, we hope to make bi-annual visits to our dental office more manageable for families with folks who have special needs.

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A Comfortable Visit
is Our Top Priority

We combine the best of practicality and comfort at our dental office near Weatherford. From our Versatilt wheelchair lifts in each treatment area to our comfortable leather couches and TVs in our waiting room, we make sure that everybody who enters our dental office is taken care of.

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Thoughtfully Designed Around Unique Needs

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Frequently Asked Questions From Our Grand Prairie Patients

We understand that you might have questions and concerns about getting dental care for your loved one, which is why we’re more than happy to provide the information you need with a simple phone call. However, your schedule may be more packed than most or you prefer to research online first. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of our most commonly asked questions from others in Grand Prairie and the surrounding communities.

How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care for My Loved One?

If your loved one requires emergency dentistry, the first thing you’ll want to do is notify our team right away. One of our staff members will be happy to help pencil them in and provide instructions on how to manage their situation until you’re able to visit. If their condition is more serious, such as a dislocated/broken jaw or uncontrollable bleeding, then you’ll need to take them to the local ER instead. They may not be able to treat dental cases, but they can at least alleviate any pain and stabilize them. Afterward, you can bring them to our practice so they can get the treatment they require for a healthy smile. Remember that most dental emergencies are indications of bigger dental problems, so you’ll want to schedule checkups and cleanings for your loved one every six months to help avoid future complications.

How Do I Find the Best Place for My Loved One to Undergo Dental Work?

The best place to schedule dental work for your loved one will depend on what you think is important for them. This is usually a combination of several factors, such as location, hours, payments and fees, credentials, and safety. You’ll also want to know the type of care they require, such as preventive, restorative, emergency, and (more specifically) disability services. Not every practice provides special needs dentistry like we do. Lastly, make sure to get familiar with the team you’ll be working with, as you’ll want to ensure your loved one gets care from people you can trust. Our team focuses on personalized care for every patient, so you can be sure your loved one gets the treatment specific to their unique needs.

How Much Does a Dental Checkup & Cleaning Cost in Grand Prairie?

The price of regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings can vary widely due to factors like geography and a patient’s oral health. In most cases across the United States, however, the average cost of these visits usually comes to be around $200 and $350. If your loved one is under your insurance plan, you might be able to make use of reduced out-of-pocket fees. Dental checkups and cleanings typically involve a discussion of your loved one’s medical/dental history and their needs, as well as an oral examination, X-rays, an oral cancer screening, and a thorough cleaning to brighten their smile.

What Do You Do If You Can’t Afford a Dentist?

Don’t forget that dentistry is mainly about prevention. This means that the most affordable way to care for your loved one’s teeth is to help them avoid problems from occurring in the first place. This can easily be done by having them clean their smile daily as well as visiting the dentist for checkups and cleanings every six months. If you have them under your dental coverage, then be sure to make the most of your benefits before the end of the year. Even if you don’t have insurance, our team can offer payment plans through CareCredit that will allow you to make monthly installments that come with low to no interest.

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