Special Needs dentist in Herndon, VA

Bright Smiles For Little Heroes

Compassionate, Tailored Care

At Hero Pediatric Dentistry, we believe every child deserves a healthy, happy smile. That’s why we’re proud to offer specialized dental care for children with special needs in Herndon, VA. We understand that visiting the dentist can be a challenge for some kids, and we’re here to make the experience as positive and comfortable as possible for everyone involved.

Extraordinary Training for Extraordinary Smiles

Our pediatric dentists in Herndon, VA, go above and beyond the usual dentistry qualifications. In addition to their expertise in children’s dental care, they’ve received additional training in special needs dentistry. This specialized training equips them with the knowledge and skills to navigate the unique challenges faced by children with various conditions or disabilities.

We Can Treat Patients With...

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): We can help your child manage distractions and stay engaged during appointments.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Our dentists are familiar with sensory sensitivities and can create a calm and predictable environment that puts your child at ease.
  • Down Syndrome: We have the knowledge to address common dental concerns associated with Down syndrome and can work with other healthcare providers involved in your child’s care.
  • Cerebral Palsy: Our team has experience working with children who may have limited mobility or difficulty communicating. We can modify our procedures and equipment to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.

This list isn’t exhaustive. We welcome children with a wide range of special needs and are committed to providing personalized care that meets their individual requirements.

What We Do

We believe every child deserves a bright, healthy smile. That’s why there are no limitations when it comes to the kind of care we offer your special needs child – we simply modify it to make it an enjoyable experience.

Dental Exams & Cleanings

Orthodontic Evaluations

Fillings & Restorations


Mouthguards & Nightguards


Making Every Child Feel Like a Hero

We go the extra mile to ensure a positive dental experience for every child. Here’s how we set ourselves apart:

  • Gentle and Compassionate Care: Our team is dedicated to creating a welcoming and understanding environment. We take the time to get to know your child and build trust before any procedures begin.
  • Sensory-Friendly Environment: We understand that bright lights and loud noises can be overwhelming. Our office is designed to be calming and comfortable, with features like dimmed lighting, calming music, and fidget toys.
  • Open Communication: We believe in clear and open communication with children and their parents or caregivers. We explain every step of the process in an easy-to-understand way and answer any questions you may have.
  • Flexible Scheduling: We understand that routine appointments might not always work. We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your family’s needs.
  • Sedation Options (if necessary): In some cases, gentle sedation dentistry can be an option to help your child relax and feel comfortable during their appointment.
Modified dental treatments for children with special needs

What to Expect

We know that every child is unique, and so is every appointment. However, you can generally expect the following:

Our friendly team will welcome you and your child to our office and will take the time to get to know your child, making sure they feel right at home! While you wait to be seen, your little one is welcome to enjoy the cool toys and activities we have available to pass the time.

When it’s time to go into the exam room, we’ll make sure your child is comfy and settled before we get started with the dental exam. We know the bright lights can be a bit harsh for kids with sensory sensitivities, so we pop some funky glasses on to keep the glare away. Your dentist will discuss your child’s medical and dental history with you so we can tailor the appointment to their specific needs.

When it is time for the dental exam, we take a gentle but comprehensive approach, going slowly not to overwhelm your child. We’ll explain everything we’re doing and answer any questions you may have.  Our team will work with you to develop a plan that addresses your child’s oral health needs while working within their boundaries.

Why We’re a Smart Choice for Specialized Care

Specialized Education

Our dentists have the specialized training and experience to provide exceptional care for children with a wide range of special needs.

Modified Care

We modify all treatments to suit your child’s specific condition. Whether they need sedation to relax or the noise to be dialed down, treatment is personalized to THEM.

Compassionate & Gentle

We ensure your child feels comfortable and happy during every appointment with our friendly and calm approach.

Frequently Asked Questions

Help Your Child’s Smile Shine As Bright As Them!

We’re dedicated to making your child’s dental experience positive and rewarding. We believe that every child is a hero, and we’re here to help them achieve a healthy smile they can be proud of!