Dentistry and the Graying of America

The American population is getting older. There are now more older citizens, proportionately, than ever before. Social scientists believe we are on the verge something has never happened: within the next twenty years, older adults will outnumber younger people.[1] Special Needs Dentistry Interested in more Special Needs Dentistry posts from the Center for Dental Anesthesia?…

ASD and Dentistry

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have special challenges when it comes to dentistry and dental health. What to others may be an ordinary trip to the dentist’s office is filled with triggers that can make an otherwise straightforward appointment difficult. Yet people with ASD need regular cleanings and checkups to ensure good dental…

Special Needs Dentistry: Personalized Experience

The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria is one of just a handful of practices in the United States that specializes in dental care for people with disabilities. With 12.8% of the American population identified as disabled, the need for special needs dentistry is very high.[1] Special Needs Dentistry Interested in more Special Needs Dentistry…

Improving Oral Health Outcomes: Cerebral Palsy and Dentistry

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by brain damage that happens either before birth, or in the first few years of life. The condition affects muscle coordination and results in uncontrolled body movement, seizures, problems with balance, and sensory dysfunction. There may also be intellectual impairment.[1] Special Needs Dentistry Interested in more Special Needs…

Aging and Dental Health

Not so long ago it was taken for granted that serious memory impairment was a normal part of aging. While some memory loss is common as people get older, and while we can joke about “senior moments,” the notion that mental decline is inevitable is just plain wrong.[1] Special Needs Dentistry Interested in more Special…

Dentistry and ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are the most common neurobehavioral conditions in school-aged children. Nationally, anywhere from two to eighteen percent of people are affected. The total number of Americans diagnosed with ADHD has risen steadily since 2003.[1] Special Needs Dentistry Interested in more Special Needs Dentistry posts from CDA?…