Dentists and Orthodontics

Need a Dentists or Orthodontics for your child with special needs?

The Dentists and Orthodontics listed below have been recommended by at least three SPED PAC members.  However, we cannot in any way guarantee your results.  It is important to check references, review credentials, and interview the professionals to understand whether their skills and approach are a good fit for your child.


Sudbury Family Dentist
Dr. Tesini
Boston Post Road
Rte 20 (Rugged Bear Plaza)
Sudbury,  MA
230 Pond Street
Natick, MA


This practice is associated with Tuffs.
They have private rooms, relaxing gas and weighted blankets.
There hygienists are all wonderful.


Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Joseph Jarosz 

290 Baker Avenue

Concord, MA  01742


This practice is right here in town, they have one large room with several “work stations” where patients can watch other children getting their teeth cleaned. 
They have listened and responded to suggestions on ways to make the experience successful.
We know of children who were allowed to sit in their mother's lap while being examined.
They used to have two little dogs (hypoallergenic variety with hair, not fur), that one would sit in the child's lap, if the child behaved, which can help, a lot.

Mixed review on the other dentists in this practise and their hygienists.


Hospitalization Dentistry
Some of our parents who children have autism go to hospitals, because they will anesthetize the child.
A regular dentist apointment can actually be very traumatic for an autistic child.
For a child to be held down during dentistry or mediacal procedures when they are young can make them extremely fearful for years. 

Franciscan Hospital for Children
Department of Dentistry
Brighton, MA 
617-254-3800 ext. 3790.

Children with special needs and children who have difficulty coping with dental treatment.

Children's Hospital Boston
Dentistry Department
300 Longwood Avenue, Hunnewell - 4
Boston, MA 02115



Dr. Ivan H. Orup
290 Baker Avenue
Concord, MA   01742

Dr. Orup is incredibly nice man, kind and he's very good with all kids.

He is willing to try a different approaches, if something isn't working.

This office is very understanding and they were flexible about scheduling.