Dentistry for the Developmentally Disabled

Everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile and our compassionate team at Meridian Campus Family Dental is here for all your family dental needs. Family members who are developmentally disabled may need special care when receiving their dental treatments and we offer a gentle atmosphere to give everyone the dental care they need. We welcome the opportunity to provide the best dental care to all your family members.

Dr. Carpenter is an experienced, caring dentist who understands the special needs of those with developmental disabilities. Everyone on our dental team is dedicated to offering the best care for all our patients, especially those that need extra attention. Some of the disabilities that may need special care that we welcome in our office include:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

Whether you have a child, parent or other family member with special needs, look no further for quality dental care than Meridian Campus Family Dental. It would be our privilege to care for all your family dental needs. Dr. Carpenter will be happy to discuss any special requirements that may be needed to effectively and safely treat dental issues for those with developmental disabilities. We offer sedation dentistry which may be needed for some persons with disabilities who may become agitated in a traditional dental environment.

At Meridian Campus Family Dental, we treat your whole family for their dental needs. Contact our office today to schedule your first appointment for everyone in your family, including those with developmental disabilities.

Contact Our Lacey, WA Dental Practice

At Meridian Campus Family Dental, we offer a wide range of services to treat patients of all ages. As a family-friendly dentist's office, we take great pride in combining affordable dentistry with high-quality care.


What a great dentist experience! The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The staff is welcoming and kind. The dentist is very personable! Happy I found this gem.


Awesome new dentist. If you live in the Meridian Campus area you have to get your dental care here. If you live elsewhere you should consider driving here for your dental care. Either way, you will not be disappointed. Dr Carpenter and Mrs Carpenter have a first class dental practice. Everything is shiny new and no patient need is overlooked. I am so happy I found this dentist and look forward to getting my care here for many years to come!


Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I was a nervous patient but felt so comfortable with the staff, they listened to my concerns and made me feel at ease and comfortable. The office is beautifully decorated! I look forward to my next visit. I definitely recommend Meridian Campus Family Dental to my friends and family!


The staff was very attentive, friendly, welcoming, and explained everything in a way that I could understand. Loved having the option for an early 7am appointment so that it wouldn't conflict with my work schedule.



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