husband took difficult child 1 to the pediatric dentist for a regular cleaning yesterday morning. difficult child 1 refused to get in the chair for the cleaning, despite 45 minutes of both the dentist and husband trying to convince difficult child 1 to cooperate. Afterwards, difficult child 1 told husband that he didnt like the dentist poking his gums, the light shining in his eyes and the taste of the toothpaste, among other things. About a year ago, the dentist also had no luck cleaning difficult child 1s teeth. The dentist called me today to let me know that she didnt think she could treat difficult child 1 any longer. She feels he needs sedation for a cleaning and treatment if necessary (dental hygiene has also been a problem at home in the last year or so). At this point, difficult child 1 has not had his teeth cleaned by the dentist in about two years. He has not had blood work for drug monitoring since December 2005. difficult child 1 is behind on his immunizations (Tetanus, Chicken Pox booster and others). His neurologist has recommended an MRI, which would also require sedation. Has anyone else had to resort to sedation to obtain routine dental work, blood work and immunizations? Any ideas on how to pull off what may amount to a pain-in-the-neck effort to coordinate all these doctors and services?