Many children on the autistic spectrum are challenged going to the dentist with a special needs child; the environment can be daunting! In the same way, children who have physical disabilities may also experience anxiety when visiting the dentist office. Visits to the dentist can be noisy, intrusive or restrictive for anyone. New sights, smells, sounds and emotions can add to the challenge.
We have found that gaining the best possible understanding of the patient is the most critical ingredient for success. Children on the autistic spectrum are unique individuals, with specific likes, dislikes, and things they will tolerate. It’s important to spend time with the patient and caregivers, to determine their needs, and establish rapport. Preventive dental care and maintenance is emphasized so that patients need the least amount of invasive procedures possible.
MDP takes great care to ensure that the highest possible comfort level is achieved for your child. No matter the exam or treatment, patients will be made comfortable and monitored for their safety. Treatment decisions are made in consultation with parents, physicians, and our team to ensure that all the patients needs are considered.
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We invite you to be present with your child during all of their visits to our practice.
My daughter has been seeing Dr. Tiede since she was 6 months old and we love her! She has a great staff and they are fantastic with children!
I absolutely love this place and the people that work there. You're very professional and absolutely amazing. My daughter is handicapped and they were very amazing with her. They were extremely caring and very gentle.
Missoula Pediatric Dentistry is phenomenal! I wish my dentist was this caring & accommodating. My daughter has been going here for 14 years & actually likes going to the dentist. The entire staff is amazing.
The staff at Missoula Pediatric Dentistry are amazing! They are so accommodating with getting my kids in on short notice and we love each one of the doctors. No matter who we see they know what is going on with my child, even if the last visit was with a different doctor. I always recommend them to family and friends!
My son does not like the dentist, to be honest I used to joke we would be asked to not come back because he is so difficult! This last time we had the most amazing, patient, kind assistant named Jayden! She took so much time talking through each step with my 4 year old. I can’t say thank you enough to her and Dr. Tiede for being so kind and helpful ! You both have helped him understand going to the dentist isn’t scary!
We've had several emergency teeth issues that their office was immediately willing to see me. I have never had any issues with procedures happening without my consent. I feel confident that my children are reciting top notch quality care, we are all being treated with the utmost respect and that at any time I can discuss any concerns or issues I may have with them without any repercussions.