Special Needs Dentistry for Burke, Arlington & Alexandria VA

What sets NOVA Dental Anesthesia apart from other sedation practices in the Northern Virginia area is that we have an in-house anesthesiologist who is not only a part of the sedation consultation but is also involved in every step of a patient’s treatment process, beginning with the very first dental consultation. Our anesthesiologist continues to maintain a close relationship with each of our patients throughout their years of treatment with us.

Advantages of an In-House Anesthesiologist at NOVA Dental Anesthesia:

  • Our patients receive sedation from the same anesthesiologist every time.
  • Our anesthesiologist becomes familiar with each patient’s sedation needs.
  • We have eliminated the hassle of third-party anesthesia providers. By eliminating third party anesthesia providers, we make sedation options more affordable to our patients.

Caring for Patients Affected by Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

At NOVA Dental Anesthesia, we believe that everyone deserves a fair shot at the exceptional dentistry we provide. That’s why we make every effort to ensure that our patients affected by disabilities feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

The thing that is most impressive about this office is just how much everybody who genuinely cares about what they’re doing.

What Is Special Needs Dentistry?

Special needs dentistry, also known as special care dentistry, is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on providing dental care to patients with special needs or disabilities. We understand that special needs is a very broad term and that every person is unique. For patients who require additional consideration and accommodations when visiting a dental appointment, special needs dentistry meets each individual where they are. Often a game-changer when it comes to oral care, special needs dentistry drastically improves the overall dental experience.

Comfort And Compassion

At NOVA Dental Anesthesia, comfort and compassion are key components of the oral care we offer to our patients with special needs. Our goal is to make every patient feel safe, regardless of need, so we provide various accommodations to ensure your (or your child’s) visit is as relaxing, pain-free, and stress-free as possible.

IV Sedation And General Anesthesia For Patients With Special Needs

We have found IV Sedation and General Anesthesia to be effective tools in fostering a calm state of mind in many young patients with special needs. We understand the apprehension that many people feel when visiting the dentist, and we know that for patients affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities, this is no different. Making their visits more comfortable is extremely important to us.  IV Sedation and General Anesthesia are safe and comfortable methods used in helping those with dental anxiety.

Community Involvement

  • Special Olympics
  • KEEN Greater DC
  • EID (Exceptional Individuals with Dreams)
  • Autism Association of Northern Virginia
  • Arc of Virginia
  • Angelman Syndrome Foundation
  • Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia

We provide dental care to children and adults affected by the following disabilities:

  • Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)/ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
  • Mental Challenges
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • And others…

If you or someone you love is affected by a disability, please contact our office today! Anxiety-free dental care is within reach. We look forward to meeting your family! NOVA Dental Anesthesia Phone Number 703-672-6919