World Autism Awareness Week
Saturday 2 April to Friday 8 April 2016
The National Autistic Society have some great information for parents and carers attending the dentist. You can find out more here.
The Society have some great hints and tips to help prepare for a visit to the dentist as well as useful downloads and information packs.
Importantly they also provide information for dental professionals – so you can signpost your dentist to the information as well.
Top tips for visits include:
- If it is the person’s first visit to the dentist, you may like to take them to visit the building, to meet the dentist and meet other staff prior to any treatment. You may also like to show them the equipment which the dentist will use and how it works.
- It is also important to prepare the dentist and their team by giving them as much information as possible about the person’s needs so they can make adjustments to the procedure.
- Try to ensure that the appointment is the first of the day – maybe even book a double time slot. This reduces the chance of the dentist running late and provides enough time not to feel rushed.