At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA, we help special needs patients with reliable, adaptable dental care. We know that the term “special needs” is a catch-all. However, as Dr. Zeyad Mady has stated, we consider the term to refer to “the inability to ‘cope’ with a traditional dental office setting, whether it is voluntary or involuntary.” This way, we can cast a wide net and ensure satisfaction for all our unique patients.
Dental phobia, while present in most patients, can be especially acute in special needs patients. This can create an untenable situation when visiting a traditional dentist. However, at our practice, we are prepared to handle any and all cases that come our way with empathy, understanding, and communication. These three pillars make up our approach to all patients, special needs or not.
How We Help Manage Phobia
- Sedation Options: We offer a range of anesthetic and sedation options for our patients. This can help put them at ease and ensure that no discomfort is felt during the procedure.
- Personalized Assessment: When you arrive, we will set aside a private consultation room designed with the special needs patient in mind. There, we will conduct a custom assessment of the patient’s medical history as well as their dental goals.
- Empathetic, Communicative Dental Team: Our team is trained to handle special needs patients of any kind and we strive to communicate as empathetically and directly as possible with them and their caregivers.
The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA believes everyone deserves dental care – regardless of the way they experience the world. Our special needs dentistry might be the perfect choice for you and your loved ones! Patients from Northern Virgina, Fairfax, and Prince William County also come to us for family and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!