Bear Creek Family Dental is committed to welcoming individuals and families affected by autism. In July 2018, the Bear Creek Family Dental team completed certification training to become officially designated as an Autism Friendly Business by the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
If you or your child are affected by autism, we hope the resources below will help prepare you for your visit or visits with us. If you have any questions or concerns prior to your appointment, please notify the Bear Creek Family Dental team in advance and we will do everything we can to make your visit comfortable and safe.
Dr. Shull and the rest of our team want to cultivate the spirit of inclusion in the Columbia community we’re proud to call home. As an Autism Friendly Business, we will incorporate key points we learned in our certification training into the Bear Creek Family Dental mission—to make our dental practice a place that welcomes and encourages everyone toward sound oral and overall health.
For additional general resources from the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, visit this page.