Skip to main content

Special Needs Dentistry

Parents with a child New York, NY

When it comes to routine dental care, everyone deserves the opportunity to receive top quality, professional cleanings and examinations. This includes patients with special needs and phobias. From those with a physical, developmental, cognitive or sensory disorder to individuals with an orofacial condition, specialized dental care ensures that their mouth stays healthy and free of infection. Gramercy Dental Center proudly offers special needs dentistry for patients suffering from dental anxiety, physical disabilities, severe gag reflex and sleep apnea.

Colgate explains that a special needs dental appointment requires a different approach to treatment—one that is tailored to the patient’s additional needs. This might mean scheduling an appointment when the dental practice is not busy, or arranging a longer appointment that allows for a slower approach. In some instances, support staff should be on hand to ensure that the visit is stress-free and pleasant for the patient. When it comes to those with severe dental phobias, the latest in sedation dentistry can make dental treatments easier to tolerate. In the same way, specialized equipment makes treatment faster and less invasive, while modern amenities such as an operating theater help accommodate a patient’s unique needs.

Specifically for patients with physical disabilities, Gramercy Dental Center is set up to allow for comfortable wheelchair access. Depending on the patient’s condition, we understand that physical restrictions might make it difficult to sit in a dental chair. Thus, we make every effort to streamline treatment, using the latest technologies and digital x-rays.

When patients have a sensitive gag reflex, our office is equipped to offer assistance in helping them relax so that they can receive treatment. This might include scheduling an afternoon appointment, as gag reflexes are generally stronger in the morning. In addition, we have learned that offering gentle sedation in the form of nitrous oxide through a mask gently placed over the nose is helpful, along with taking a nasal decongestant to open the nasal passages. Finally, for patients suffering from sleep apnea, our modern dental practice offers oral appliance therapy to prevent snoring and teeth grinding.

Patient-Centered Dental Care in New York City

The compassionate team at Gramercy Dental Center believes that every patient should be treated with personalized care. Thus, when patients have a specific condition or concern that requires modified treatment or sedation, we can help.

For patient-centered dental care in New York City, call Gramercy Dental Center today.

Posted on behalf of Gramercy Dental Center

Book an appointment

Our patients reviews


Based on 22 reviews

Love it love it!
I never been a fan of the dentist until I got to this office !
The staff is super friendly !
The doctor is great
And Tania find everything possible option to make it as affordable as possible with multiple payments options !
Make your appointment as soon as you can and you would be smiling like me

Elizabeth A.

I’ve been going to Gramercy (formally personal dental) dental for over 6 years. awesome staff, nice facility and helpful payment options. always feel well cared for and confident in the service and care. highly recommend.

Akia S.

I’ve been coming here for years, the prices are very reasonable! Dr. Shin is amazing and treated me with a lot of care and comfort. You never have to wait to be seen. Making appointments are very easy to do over the phone, they’re very flexible! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Jeanette D.

Dr Dorn is an experienced, professional dentist who provides top notch care.
Hygienist, Elena K, is by far the BEST hygienist I have ever met. Her 22yr experience in the field speaks for itself! Simply amazing!

Marjorie J.

I love the work that Liz performance in my mouth she is very responsible as she explained what is going to happen if I don’t take care of my teeth. I Love the treatment that she gives me, thank you !

Gahudys R.

Amazing experience, walked in without an appointment with a chip in my front tooth, got scene right away! The service was amazing the ladies on the counter were very helpful and accommodating! My doctor was a lovely lady named dr. Sciortino! Very gentle and professional also very fast! Wonderful experience will be making this my go to dentist in the future!

Lorraine G.

I haven’t gone to the dentist in over 15 years and my experience at Grammercy Dental Center was amazing! I was terrified of the procedures being painful but the dental hygientist took the tame ti explain everything to me and made me feel comfortable with all dental procedures. I would recomend this dental center to all my coworkers and everyone I know!

D B.

Thank God for new management ! My Dental hegenist Elaina was the best !!! She cleaned my teeth with love. I feel like a new person. The center is clean and beautiful. The people that work here are friendly and professional. Been coming for years and I definitely recommend this Dental Center.

Nafii J.

(212) 979-6363 Book an appointment