Trips to the dentist can be stressful for everyone, but may be particularly difficult for children with ASD, due to the many unfamiliar (and unusual) procedures, instruments, sounds, textures, and tastes. Dr. Travis Nelson, clinical assistant professor at the UW Center for Pediatric Dentistry, offers two half-day clinics per week that are specialized for children with ASD. The clinic also provides tips and visual stories that range from planning a field trip prior to the first appointment to identifying a specific reward for a successful dental visit. Preparation, practice, and celebrating successes are the keys to the best experience with dental care! To read about tips for children with ASD, click here. For more information about the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, click here.