I'm not from that area but we started with a pediatric dentist. We then switched to a family dentist. It was cheaper and I actually found that the dental hygenist was better at the family dentist! My son has some sensory quirks so we were concerned too. (He's 5 and we're currently working on teaching him to spit so he can use kid's toothpaste. We used to have to physically force him to brush his teeth). I'd call around and explain your situation. If you open it up to family dentist places too, it will increase finding a good dentist/dental hygenist.