First Appointment Special Needs Dentist - South Austin Dentist Goehring

First Appointment Special Needs

All special needs patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parents or guardian. At the initial visit the doctor will go over the diagnosis and treatment options. We will then schedule an appointment and begin our initial treatment. For the first appointment we will do the following:

  • Sedation (IV or Deep)
  • Full Series of X-rays
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Basic Treatment (Fillings, Extractions), If Time Allows (Sometimes the first treatment appointment can be consumed with a deep cleaning, since this is our first time seeing the patient, and more than likely their first time to see a dentist that can treat them thoroughly.)

Meet and Greet

Furthermore, after the initial “meet and greet”, we will schedule the patient back for their first treatment appointment. Because we will be administering sedation for this appointment, there must be no eating or drinking 6 hours prior the appointment. (See pre-op/post-op instructions here.) If the patient does eat or drink, we will not be able to see the patient and a broken appointment fee will incur. It is important that this is understood before every appointment. For more pre-appointment, pre-sedation instructions, click here.


Of course, if you have questions about financials, grants or insurance regarding Special Needs dentistry feel free to reach out our coordinator Stephanie at


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