Chicago Dentist Treats Children with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Dr. Yasser Elseweifi, Chicago dentist, treats children with autism spectrum disorder.

Chicago (I-Newswire) December 25, 2012 - Dr. Yasser Elseweifi , Chicago sedation dentist, treats children with autism spectrum disorder, including classical autism and Asperger's syndrome. Dr. Elseweifi and team are highly trained in behavioral and dental management of children and teens with autism.

Autism is a brain disorder that affects social interaction and often results in repetitive or stereotyped behavior. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). Pervasive Developmental Disorders include Autism, Asperger's Syndrome , Rett syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS).

Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), experience a great deal of anxiety when visiting the dentist. Anxiety with autism may be caused by a fear of the unknown, difficulties communicating one's feelings, and reactions to sensory sensitivities. When children are unable to effectively communicate their feelings of anxiety, they may demonstrate noncompliant or uncooperative behavior.

Patients with autism do not differ from other patients as far as their dental presentations and problems. What differs is the flow of these patients through the dentist office and management techniques that can be employed to have a successful visit. Because every patient with autism is unique " we start to learn about the child before the dental visit" says Dr. Elseweifi. Parents fill an intake form that helps staff prepare for welcoming and treating the child. In addition, staff may meet with the child and parent before treatment.

Managing a child with autism starts with front office staff. From check-in to check-out, we use techniques and strategies that can make everyone involved feel good about the visit. Dr. Elseweifi and clinical team try to prepare the treatment environment to conform to data given by the parent. Dr. Elseweifi uses many behavior management techniques to help the patient. Finally, if sedation is needed, Dr. Elseweifi conducts a thorough sedation assessment and discusses the sedation plan with the parent.

Dental treatment of a child with autism spectrum disorder should go smoothly when details are planned. It requires a dental team with knowledge and experience. Bucktown Dental Associates is equipped to provide such experience.

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Yasser Elseweifi
2002 N Damen Ave
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