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?…

Dentistry and Down Syndrome

People with Special Health Care Needs (SHCN) have to go to the dentist, just like anyone else. But they can have unique differences that require special attention. While not essential, SHCN patients as a group tend to do better with dentists who have had special training and are equipped to accommodate them, like the team…

Special Needs and Dental Health

People from all over the Washington, DC and Virginia area turn to the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria for special needs dentistry, which our  team has provided for many years. We treat patients with disabilities and diseases, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or Down Syndrome; patients with medical problems like diabetes, or who are in …