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We’re Experts in Special Needs Dental Services


At Cleveland Dental Institute, our doctors and staff strongly believe that everyone should be treated with quality dental care. However, we do understand that not all of our patients are able or comfortable enough to enjoy standard care. We are experts with kids and adults with special needs. Contact us — we’re here for you!


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Cleveland Dental Institute: Experts in Special Needs Dental Services

Cleveland Dental Institute is 1 of only 2 dentistries in Greater Cleveland that caters to special needs and children with mental or physical disabilities.

Our doctors at Cleveland Dental Institute are highly experienced and trained in providing quality special needs dental services to our patients— of all ages.

All of our doctors are expertly trained in working closely with special needs such as:

    • Physical

    • Developmental

    • Mental

    • Anxiety

    • Sensory

    • Behavioral

    • Cognitive or emotional impairment that requires special medical management, intervention, or specialized services

At CDI we work very hard to love and care for our special needs dental services patients. Often, a challenge some patients face is the issue of communication. At our practice, we assure you, that our doctors will work to build a relationship with our patients no matter what it takes. We do our best to streamline communication, so that both our patients, and our doctors can best discuss treatment options.

Special Needs Dental Services Handicapped Access

Our facility provides full wheelchair access, and has translators including ASL (American Sign Language). We also offer either sedation or OR (operating room) options for behavior management.

As we do with all our patients, we will always do our best to accommodate our patients’ schedules to have them come in at an optimum time that is in the patients’ best interest. At CDI, we can accommodate special needs dental services patients of all ages.

Prefer to be asleep for your visit? Just request it!

Cleveland Dental Institute Special Needs Dental Services Articles

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Special Needs Dental Services Are a Specialty of CDI

Cleveland Dental Institute doctors are trained experts in providing calming, special needs dental services. Elective sedation by request if needed. READ ARTICLE

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Child Dental Care and Elective Sedation at Cleveland Dental

Moms and dads should also know that Cleveland Dental Institute is also one of the few places where you can request your child to be asleep for a procedure. READ ARTICLE

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Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About Sleep Dentistry

Sleep dentistry is necessary for patients who require surgery, however it is also an effective and practical solution for special needs dental services. READ ARTICLE

MA Fisher Says...

The staff was very helpful the doctors was caring and the ladies are gorgeous and make the dentist work easy. Good dentist.

Crystal Burke Says...

Dr Zimmerman is awesome. Makes you feel comfortable and always makes sure your never in pain. Will recommend him to all I know. Thank you for all the help you have given me.

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