Lompoc Special Needs Dentistry

Compassionate care for every smile

Does your child have special needs?

We know that the needs of our patients are as varied and unique as their smiles. Our dedicated team is trained to provide personalized, compassionate care for all children, including those with:

  • Autism
  • MS
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down Syndrome

We ensure that every visit is tailored to meet the specific needs of your child, whether in our office or at a specialized surgery center.

Highly Trained Team

Our dentist is specially trained to provide special care to our littlest patients with diverse needs. We focus on making your family’s experience comforting and positive.

Child-Friendly Vocabulary

We help ease any anxiety by explaining everything we’re doing before we do it. We use child-friendly words and keep things positive.

Parent Involvement

Nobody knows your child like you do. We work closely with you to co-plan your child’s appointment and any needed dental treatment.

Safe Sedation Dentistry

Is your sweet little one unable to sit for treatment? We offer safe sedation options to ensure the best care and experience. Learn more.

Easy Payment Options

We accept insurance and Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal (up to age 17) and make investing in your family’s health as simple as possible.

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What to expect during your child’s first special needs appointment

It’s not unusual for a child to feel a little nervous about going to the dentist. When medical, behavioral, or developmental concerns are also a part of your child’s life, a visit to any new place can be intimidating.

We customize your child’s treatment and appointment to meet their comfort level and needs.

  • NA warm and inviting atmosphere from the moment you arrive.
  • NCareful, gentle examination - we take it at their pace and comfort level.
  • NIntroduction to basic dental tools, making the visit educational and stress-free.
  • NTreatment recommendations and next steps based on your child's dental health.

Please give us a call to plan your child’s special needs dental visit to ensure we can create the perfect environment and experience for your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to my child's first special needs dental appointment?

Bringing familiar items can help your child feel more at ease. Consider a favorite toy, blanket, or music. Additionally, providing us with your child’s medical history, current medications, and any specific triggers or behavioral patterns ahead of time can greatly assist in personalizing their care.

How do you accommodate children with high anxiety or behavioral challenges?

Our team is trained in various behavior management techniques and sedation options when necessary. We work closely with parents and caregivers to determine the best approach for each child, ensuring a safe, positive, and effective dental visit.

Can you help my child feel comfortable without sedation?

Dr. Nik is expertly trained to treat children with special needs. If you’re not comfortable with sedation for your child, no problem. We understand that your child may require a unique approach and know how to provide an excellent experience, sedation or not.

Are parents allowed in the exam room during the visit?

Yes! We encourage parental involvement in the exam room to ensure a comfortable and reassuring experience for both you and your child.

How can I prepare my child for their dental visit?

Ensuring your child feels at ease before their dental visit is key for a positive experience. Share positive thoughts about the visit, utilizing resources like books and videos. Bring their favorite toy to the consultation and reassure them that you’ll be by their side every step of the way.

What types of dental treatments are available for my special needs child?

We offer a comprehensive range of dental treatments tailored to the needs of each child. This includes routine exams and cleanings, cavity prevention and treatment, and more complex procedures when necessary. Our goal is to ensure the best possible oral health outcomes for your child in a comfortable and supportive setting.

Our patients are the sweetest

The staff are always welcoming and friendly, they care for their patients and make you feel like family!

— Mariana P.

Sweet Tooth Pediatric has been amazing! Dr. Nik and her staff are so great with the kids! Appointments are on time and efficient. I would absolutely recommend them to everyone!

— Brittney H.

Family friendly environment. The Staff is amazing. My daughter got a cavity fixed and a few extractions and it was a good experience. Dr. Nik and her assistant made my daughter feel comfortable.

— YC.

Denti-Cal Accepted

Family-friendly payment options

We work with different insurance providers and welcome Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal for kids up to age 17. If you have any questions regarding the cost of your visit, please reach out. Our goal is to streamline the payment process for your convenience.

Contact us today at (805) 736-6571 and ask about our payment options!

Our Office

We welcome patients from throughout Lompoc and Santa Maria! From an inviting waiting area to kid-friendly treatment rooms, we’ve designed a relaxing and fun environment for both you and your child. We can’t wait to welcome you in!


112 South B St.
Lompoc, CA 93436


Mon - Thurs: 8am - 4pm
Fri: 9am - 1pm (by appointment only)
Sat - Sun: Closed

Scheduling is Simple

Send a message or give us a call at (805) 736-6571.