Special-Needs Dentistry

Dr. Gibson and the entire team at Shenandoah Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is trained and equipped to treat young patients with special needs, be they physical, mental or developmental. Our kind, compassionate team gives each patient our undivided attention throughout every stage of their appointment, working with gentle hands and manner to ensure their safety and comfort — and that of their parents as well. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our patients and their parents or caregivers so that each subsequent visit is that much easier and successful for everyone.

To that end, we greatly value having special-needs patients’ parents or caregivers actively involved in their dental care. We’ll take whatever time is necessary to sit down with you and discuss both the patient’s at-home needs and any other recommendations to ensure their optimal oral health. We’re committed to providing the best care possible in an environment of comfort, safety and trust.

Are you ready to take charge of your child’s oral health?

“Took my daughter to this office. Dr. Gibson is absolutely wonderful. She is extremely skilled and has an incredible bedside manner. Her office is beautiful and kid friendly. In fact, it’s probably the nicest doctor’s office I’ve ever been to.”
– Marc R.


The entire staff, Dr. Gibson, the office, everything! Dr. Gibson relates to you and the kiddo, explains everything, and isn’t rushed. The hygienists are so sweet and so patient, same with the front desk ladies. The decor is SO AWESOME. And they give treats/goodies as you’re leaving. A five star rating is an understatement! Thank you, ladies!
– Amanda
Just took my 19-month-old daughter to her first dentist appt, and it was fantastic! The whole team was SO patient. Dr. Gibson easily took care of her, despite the squirming, and then blew bubbles with her! The office is adorable and the kids even get individual TVs while their teeth are cleaned… I wish Dr. Gibson was available to adults!
– Julie
Dr. Gibson is so wonderful! She’s passionate and understanding and completely takes every patient and their needs to a personal level. She’s got the tender touch all kids need when seeing their doctor, of any type. Her office is exceptional. It’s so clean and modern yet so much fun for the little ones!
– Nicki F.