Special Needs Dentistry Is Our Specialty

Just like anyone else, men, women, and children with physical or cognitive impairments deserve excellent, high-quality dental care. Unfortunately, most dentists aren’t equipped to truly provide it. They don’t have the training or the resources to handle the extra challenges that come with special needs patients, such as those with:

At the Dental Center of Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia, special needs patients are our specialty. From founder Dr. Maqsood Chaudhry to his hand-selected assistants and staff, we’re specially trained and able to help your loved one with special needs achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Special training in special needs

In addition to earning his Doctor in Dental Medicine degree, Dr. Chaudhry underwent additional training so he could learn how to administer high-quality examinations and treatments to men, women, and children with special needs. He has also trained his staff to assist him in moving, calming, and treating patients who may need extra help.

A soothing, welcoming environment

Dental fears are common at any age and among many patients. We help your loved one feel calm and safe by creating a soothing environment from the moment you walk in the door. Our office is decorated in relaxing earth tones and gentle ambient lighting.

Our office staff are trained to be gentle, warm, and patient. We take all the time that’s needed to ensure that each special needs patient gets the attention they deserve. And they receive extra assistance that facilitates their visit when necessary.

The Dental Center of Tysons Corner also features a second relaxing waiting area fitted with massaging lounge chairs. These chairs alleviate tension in the back and feet to soothe worry and facilitate a relaxed and happy mood.

Taking the time you need

Dr. Chaudhry understands that a special needs patient may need extra time to acclimate to the office and progress to the treatment room. You never feel rushed during your special needs appointment.

Both Dr. Chaudhry and his assistants also calmly and patiently explain each step of the examinations and any necessary procedures; feel free to ask questions at any time. Helping patients and their loved ones understand the importance of oral health is part of our mission the Dental Center of Tysons Corner.

Sedation dentistry relieves anxiety

Dental procedures can be intimidating for anyone, but special needs patients may have an extra challenge in understanding why a procedure is necessary. Dr. Chaudhry sometimes recommends sedation dentistry to alleviate anxiety and create a pain-free experience.

Depending on the patient’s level of anxiety, as well as underlying conditions that may affect the type of sedation chosen, Dr. Chaudhry may recommend:

Please let Dr. Chaudhry know if your special needs loved one is taking medication or has any physical conditions or ailments that might not be compatible with sedation. Dr. Chaudhry always takes a full medical history and examines patients to be sure they get the right treatments and sedation.

Serving Virginia’s special needs patients

As part of his commitment to ensuring that everyone in the community gets the first-class dental care they deserve, Dr. Chaudhry works with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS). If you don’t have a special needs dentist in your area, contact DBHDS about treatment at the Dental Center of Tysons Corner.

To set up your first special needs appointment, contact Dental Center of Tysons Corner by phone or by using the convenient online form.

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