My wife suffers from a fatal form of dementia, frontotemporal dementia, which renders her completely incapable of communicating or responding to instructions. When a broken crown and obvious associated pain required me to seek dental care for her, I was turned away by literally every dentist in the Northern Virginia area as soon as the word “dementia” was used. No dental practice let me get further than describing her condition before hanging up and I was unable to obtain even emergency care.

Hearing Bethesda Sedation Dentistry’s radio commercial on WMAL radio, I decided to give them a call. Not only was I given the opportunity to describe my wife’s circumstances, I was warmly and professionally invited to give them an opportunity to accomplish that which had to be done.

From the very first visit and examination, we have been treated with the utmost in professionalism and expert sedative dentistry. The professional and office staff treated my wife with great care and compassion and was able to accomplish all of her dental needs through sedation, relieving both she and myself of the anxiety and difficulty of treating a non-cooperative dementia patient. All of her needs have been anticipated, her care provided flawlessly and in accommodation with her condition, and the whole process performed without pain.

I could not be happier with the entire Bethesda Sedation Dentistry practice and the splendid care that they have given my wife. Knowing that there are hundreds of dementia sufferers locally that face the same closed doors and unwillingness to provide them with needed dental care, I can not stress strongly enough to their caregivers that this is the practice that will provide your loved one with the care that they require. Do not delay another day.