Frequently Asked Questions

Families of Children With Special Needs

The Pediatric Dental Group believes in family centered care; an approach that addresses the unique needs and concerns of both the child as well as their caregivers. Dr. Cavano encourages a family visit(s) to acquaint your child to our staff, office, and instruments before their first formal appointment. Patient comfort and trust is a priority for our staff and providers.

As a father of a child with special needs, Dr. Cavano understands the significance in selecting a competent and compassionate provider for your child. The Pediatric Dental Group is committed to treating every child with the respect and compassion they deserve. We thank you for the opportunity to build a working long term relationship with your family. Please visit our additional resources page for important links to support groups and health information you may find helpful.

Additional Resources

  1. State Department of Education: Special Education including links to programs for children with disabilities birth-school age
  2. OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
  3. National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
  4. Autism Society of Oregon
  5. Brain Injury Association of Oregon
  6. United Cerebral Palsy of OR & Southwest Washington
  7. Epilepsy Foundation of OR
  8. Association for Children & Adults with Learning Disabilities (ACLD)
    Phone: (888) 899-2253
  9. The Arc of Oregon
  10. Northwest Down Syndrome Association
  11. National Down Syndrome Society
  12. Oregon Speech and Hearing Association
  13. American Foundation for the Blind
  14. Oregon COPE Project (Coalition in OR for Parent Education)
  15. Easter Seals Oregon