Children with special needs

Oral health is a vital component of healthy daily living, but for some children with special needs, establishing a good oral health routine can be difficult. With patience, perseverance and determination, many of these challenges can be overcome. Children with special needs may experience more dental problems due to sensitivities around the mouth, diet, difficulty with brushing, and difficulty accessing dental care. Furthermore, many are seldom able to verbalize complaints about any dental problems they may be experiencing. It is for these reasons that establishing good oral habits at home and taking your child for regular dental check-ups are essential for optimal overall health.

American Pediatric Sedation Center’s dental team takes pride in our ability to care for special needs patients, and we continually educate ourselves in order to serve our patients with the highest standard of care. We recommend children with special needs be seen in the morning when they are well rested and more cooperative.

At American Pediatric Sedation Center, we practice sedation dentistry with a board-certified pediatric dentist who has a sedation license along with a physician anesthesiologist. The goal of sedation is to have all of the child’s dental treatment completed in one appointment, with the child being relaxed and having little to no recollection of the procedure itself. In this way, the patient can have a positive experience while visiting the dentist and furthermore, since treatment can be completed in one visit, it allows treatment to be completed in a timely manner so that cavities don’t progress. 


Meet Our Doctors

Dr. William A. Peña

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Shasan William Liou

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

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Serving children in the state of Florida in Pembroke Pines.

We are conveniently located off I-75. Free parking is available.
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Your child's smile is affordable!

Sedation Dentistry for children is affordable at American Pediatric Sedation Center. In accordance with our mission statement, American Pediatric Sedation Center is committed to providing affordable anesthesia services to our patients with a board-certified anesthesiologist. When performing sedation dental treatment with anesthesia, there are two components to the cost: Medical (anesthesia) and Dental fees. A minimal sedation fee covers the medical (anesthesia) part of the procedure, which is used to keep your child feeling calm, comfortable, and safe during their visit. The board-certified anesthesiologists are not in network with any medical insurance and are billed separately for their services. The dental treatment will be covered by your dental insurance based on your dental coverage.

If you have any questions regarding the cost of the medical (anesthesia) services, call our office at (954) 417-1330. We accept most major dental insurance plans to cover your child’s dental treatment, including Medicaid, PPO, and HMO plans. Click here to view the list of dental insurance plans accepted at our office.