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    Perfect Dental Care
    for Everyone

  • Experienced Hospital
    Dentistry Practice

  • Dentistry for the
    Developmentally Disabled

  • Dentistry for Patients
    Suffering from a Variety
    of Medical Conditions

  • Dentistry
    for Complex Dental Work
    or Severe Dental Anxieties

Georgia Dentist who Treats Patients with Developmental Disabilities

It can be a challenge to find a Georgia dentist who treats patients with developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Fragile X Syndrome, moderate to severe retardation, seizure disorders, Down’s Syndrome and more make it very difficult or even impossible for patients with these disabilities to receive complex dental work in a traditional dentist office setting. Most dental offices are simply not equipped for treating these types of patients.

Treating patients with developmental disabilities in a traditional dental office setting can be dangerous for the patients as well as the dentist providing the care. Dr. David Kurtzman has worked hard to create a practice that provides safe, effective, pain free dental care for patients with developmental disabilities. Our office is specially equipped to handle patients with some types of developmental disabilities. However, for many patients with these problems, it is safer to provide dental treatment in a hospital setting. Dr. Kurtzman treats this special group of patients in specially equipped operating rooms in Wellstar Windy Hill and Kennestone Hospitals under general anesthesia.

Dental Care & Developmental Disability

Dr. Kurtzman provides comfortable, compassionate Atlanta dental care for patients with developmental disabilities. In a hospital operating room, patients with developmental disabilities are either sedated,or placed under general anesthesia by a trained anesthesiologist. Their heart rate, breathing and vital signs are closely monitored for the entire time they are receiving treatment. This enables Dr. Kurtzman to ensure patients’ safety while providing effective and pain free dental treatment.

David Kurtzman, DDS accepts referrals for patients with developmental disabilities from other dental practices. Patients travel from as far as South Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama to see a dentist with Dr. Kurtzman’s level of expertise. By sending these patients to Dr. Kurtzman, dentists can best meet the needs of “hard to treat” patients and free up their time to treat the patients they serve best. This also removes the liabilities that these special care patients tend to bring with them from their practices. Once these patients are effectively treated, they are sent back to their referring dentist for recall and recare.

If you or a patient in your practice has a developmental disability such as autism, cerebral palsy, Fragile X Syndrome, moderate to severe retardation, seizure disorders or Down’s Syndrome and is in need of dental care, please contact our Dentists who Treats Patients with Developmental Disabilities at David Kurtzman, DDS today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Team

Dr. David Kurtzman

Dr. David Kurtzman, DDS

Martha Wallace

Martha Wallace, CDA
Director of Dental Specialties, Inc, Administrator and assistant

Dr. Sniker

Dr. Jordan Blankenship-Sniker

Our Patient Reviews
David Kurtzman D.S.S.

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 16 Google reviews

Dr. Kurtzman was professional and friendly as he and his staff always are. He explained everything clearly and provided steps for me to follow through. I have been seeing Dr. K for over 20 years and would not go to anyone else.

Andrea T.

They work with you to find an appointment time that’s convenient. They send timely reminders. You’re welcomed and any needs are met. Dr. Kurtzman explain what the plan/procedure is for the appointment. He explains what he’s doing and answers questions. He discusses next steps or followup. He never makes you feel you’re asking dumb questions or rushing him. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Valerie M.

Dr. Kurtzman is the best!!! He made my root canal virtually pain free! He is so friendly and explained everything throughout the procedure. Highly recommend!!!

Kelli B.

Having recently moved to Marietta we were most concerned about leaving our medical professionals behind. Dr. Kurtzman and his team quickly allayed all our concerns. From simple cleaning to complex implant procedures they made it all seem effortless. Loved the atmosphere of the office and the people were truly cheerful and friendly and skillful.

Chris L.

I came to see Dr. K to fix a filling done by another provider. The filling had caused pain ever since it was done eight months prior and the other provider was unable to figure out why even after two follow-up visits. Dr. K determined that the filling was loose and replaced it. The replacement process was almost spa-like thanks to the relaxing gas and deft skills of Dr. K. Now, this filling fits perfectly and I can chew on that side of my mouth for the first time in eight months. Thank You, Dr. K!

Cristal C.

I have been a patient of Dr. David Kurtzman for years, even before he opened his current office in Kennesaw. He and his dental hygienists provide professional and friendly service. Dr. Kurtzman is the best!

Bill C.

Great dentist and oral hygenist Laurie. Visits are almost fun. Have been going to Dr K for over 30 yrs. Where one dentist told him many years ago it was not worth trying to save my teeth Dr K ignored, worked with me, and I still have my teeth.

Sharon B.

Hello all, Zanifer's family are all pleased with the care and results of her last visit. I am even more happy to receive confirmation that we are doing a very good job in maintaining her oral hygiene. My wife, even with her medical condition acknowledges the kindness from each of you. Thanks again and a Very Happy Mothers day to all the Mommy's. Kris

Zanifer K.