"Unacceptable way to deal with a special needs child"
About: Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust Shrewsbury SY3 8XL
Posted by Flower52 (as ),
My 10 yr old son is Autistic. For 10 years I have prepared, supported and cajoled him to ensure that he could receive dental treatment, which causes him anxiety and he is not able to verbalise his fears and emotions.
During treatment at the practice, who were fully aware of his condition just because he jumped out of the dental chair as he was unable to say he was in pain, this apparently extremely rude, aggressive and physically imposing dentist, shouted at him and refused to treat him. This exchange took less than 3 mins and was completely unacceptable with any child, let alone one that has special needs that were clearly communicated.
As a result the long job of trying to get him back into a dentists chair is now nearly impossible and we may have to face him being sedated for any future treatment. In my opinion this is entirely due to the horrible attitude of the dentist.