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Special Needs Dentistry includes the diagnosis and treatment on any patients requiring extra care. Whether a patient has a mental or physical disability, behavioral syndrome, medical complexity or high anxiety, our team at Dental on Central is passionate about treating this patient population.

We love our special needs patients!

If you would like to learn more, please contact our offce staff and schedule your appointment today!

Special Needs Dentistry

Down Syndrome, Autism, Mental or Physical Disabilities Our team is passionate about treating this patient population

Dr Anthony Herro has treated patients with special needs his entire career. He is Adjunct Faculty in the Special Care Department at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health teaching both students and residents. Dr Herro has devoted his practice to easing the accessibility special needs patients have to oral healthcare.

  • Medically Compromised
  • Highly Anxious or Dental Phobic
  • Mentally Disabled
  • Physically Disabled
  • Autistic
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Behavior Problems

Fear of dentists is fairly common, but a dental visit can be especially stressful for children and adults who have special needs, including mental and physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, behavioral issues, ADHD, limitations caused by medical conditions, and extreme anxiety or phobias. The highly qualified team at Dental on Central specializes in these difficult-to-treat cases and can even complete complicated, multi-step procedures in fewer visits under one roof.

Dental on Central – unlike most dental offices – offers dental sedation, AKA “sleep dentistry.” Dr. Ellison Herro, MD, an anesthesiologist and board certified pain management specialist with 30 years of experience, will select the appropriate form of anesthesia to coax each patient into a state of relaxation to alleviate anxiety and stress so that the dentists can get to work. Once a patient is sedated, Dental on Central will perform as much work as possible in one appointment so as to cut down on the number of required visits.

Dr. Anthony Herro, DDS is committed to helping his most vulnerable patients calm their fears and to empowering those with special needs to maintain good oral hygiene. He is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Special Care Dentistry Association, American Dental Association, and Arizona Dental Association. He is a founding member of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, a respected faculty member in its Special Care Clinic, and a member of the Admissions Committee. Rounding out his multidisciplinary team are Dr. Santoro, whose focus is dental surgery; Dr. Jenja, specializing in restorative and cosmetic dentistry; Dr. Twine, who specializes in root canal therapy, Dr. El-Gendy, a prosthodontist and specialist in cosmetic dentistry, and Dr. Patel, a pedodontist (pediatric dentist).

The providers at Dental on Central offer their friendly, comprehensive services with multiple financing options to everyone in the Valley regardless of their age or individual circumstances. In addition, the office’s prime location on Central Avenue near Camelback Road makes it easy to access from anywhere in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

Make your appointment today!

If you would like to learn more, please contact our offce staff and schedule your appointment today!