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Dentist Lets Autistic Patients Practice Before Cleanings

April 19, 2021
by Spectrum Lord


A family stands in the lobby of Camillus Dental Associates, it’s their second trip, but 5-year-old Jackson is not here for cavities.

Mom and dad by his side, this appointment is a test run to help Jackson get used to the office.

Jackson is autistic — on top of that, he’s nonverbal. Explaining the process of getting his teeth cleaned doesn’t do the trick. Thankfully, his dentist has a lot of experience with kids just like him.

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