Autistic adults and children can have various unique challenges related to dental care. Autistic individuals typically have sensory sensitivities, as well as differences in communication, pain perception, and other factors. These differences can make a visit to the dentist, which is in many cases already stressful for any patient, something that is a negative experience if the staff is not knowledgeable on how to support these patients.
IBCCES works with dental professionals to ensure they are properly trained and equipped to provide the highest quality care for autistic patients, sensory processing and other cognitive disorders.
Once you and your team have completed training and certification, your office can be designated as a Certified Autism Center™ to ensure individuals and families with autistic children know you are trained and welcoming of patients with ALL needs.