Dentist treats patients who have anxiety, special needs

By Kailyn Brown
December 18, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal

 

Steven DeLisle recalls seeing how difficult it was for his aunt, who had cerebral palsy, to receive dental care. So when he opened his first dental practice, in 2009, he kept special-needs patients like her in mind.

The dentist anesthesiologist attended the University of Washington and completed a residency at Loma Linda University, where he focused on treating patients with special needs and children with dental anxiety. Six months after completing the residency, he moved to Las Vegas and started what was known as Las Vegas Special Needs Dentistry, where he exclusively treated special-needs patients.

At the time, not many Las Vegas dentists knew how to treat special-needs patients, who often need to be put under anesthesia, DeLisle said.

Dentist treats patients who have anxiety, special needs

By Kailyn Brown
December 18, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal

 

Steven DeLisle recalls seeing how difficult it was for his aunt, who had cerebral palsy, to receive dental care. So when he opened his first dental practice, in 2009, he kept special-needs patients like her in mind.

The dentist anesthesiologist attended the University of Washington and completed a residency at Loma Linda University, where he focused on treating patients with special needs and children with dental anxiety. Six months after completing the residency, he moved to Las Vegas and started what was known as Las Vegas Special Needs Dentistry, where he exclusively treated special-needs patients.

At the time, not many Las Vegas dentists knew how to treat special-needs patients, who often need to be put under anesthesia, DeLisle said.