Dentistry for People with Autism

Dentistry and people with Autism

Your first appointment at the Hermitage

Your first visit to the dentist is easy if we plan this together. This page lets you know what to expect from your visit with me at the Hermitage. It will help you plan your visit too.

Before your visit

  • Practice sitting with your hands on your belly
  • Practice opening wide using a plastic spoon like a dentists’ mirror
  • Use pictures or photos beforehand ( we can email photos too or copy them from our website )
  • Ask Laura if you can visit the surgery before the main appointment (If you want acclimatisation)
  • Tell us about what you like and dislike.. This can be done by phone, email or filling out a form.
You can download a form here and bring it with you to your first appointment.

At your visit you can:

  1. Bring someone who knows about you and your history.
  2. Bring a favourite toy or book.
  3. Take photos of the surgery and the dentists (just ask first).

You can visit me in the Hermitage Clinic

You can park in the Carpark and enter the front door

The receptionist will meet you when you arrive in Suite 10

Kev and Laura will call you in to the surgery

Kev and LauraKev and Laura in the surgery

In the Surgery we can:

  1. Ask questions
  2. Look at your teeth
  3. Take pictures and X rays of your teeth
  4. Clean your teeth or do other work at this appointment if you want.
  5. Show you how to clean your teeth
  6. Make a plan for your teeth

If there is anything you want to talk about with us before the visit you can call Laura on 016459555 or email

We look forward to meeting you soon

Kev and Laura

2 comments on “Dentistry for People with Autism
  1. Marianne Collins says:


    I am looking for a dentist for my 5 year old daughter.
    She has ASD and sensory processing disorder.
    I don’t know where to start with finding a dentist for her (she has a cavity in three of her molars).
    I can’t see her tolerating a dentist doing work on her teeth.
    We have tried our own dentist many times and he has barely been able to look in her mouth.
    Have you much experience with young children with ASD or do you just take on older patients?

    Many thanks,
    Marianne Collins

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