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  • Personalized, Painless,
    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

Who Is A Candidate For Sleep Dentistry

Candidates for sleep dentistry include the following:

  • Patients with mild to severe anxiety, panic disorder and dental phobia
  • Patients with mild to severe gag reflex
  • Patients who require longer dental procedures or a large amount of work that needs to be completed quickly
  • Patients who are unable to get numb from local anesthesia
  • Patients who are allergic to anesthetics or have dangerous reactions to local anesthetics
  • Patients with medical conditions that make it difficult or impossible to be seen in a dental office
  • Patients who are developmentally disabled

Approximately half of the population has some level of fear of the dentist. For some, this fear can be debilitating. Many patients avoid going to the dentist due to negative childhood experiences, anxiety, dental phobia, embarrassment, fear of pain and medical problems that make it difficult to receive dental care in a traditional setting. Avoiding the dentist can lead to serious dental and medical problems. Sleep/sedation dentistry provides a safe and effective way for special care patients to receive the dental treatment they need.

Can Anyone Be Sedated When They Receive Dental Care

Almost anyone can be sedated when they receive dental care. In some cases, an increase in stress and anxiety can aggravate a medical condition. In these cases, special care is required. Medical conditions that require special care and make it difficult or impossible to be seen in a dental office include:

  • Serious heart disease
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Brain stem injuries
  • Dangerous reactions to local anesthetics
  • Developmental disabilities

Developmental disabilities that can make difficult or impossible to treat a patient in a traditional dental office setting include Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down’s Syndrome, Fragile-X Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Mental Retardation and Brain Stem Injuries. These patients are best treated in the safety and security of a hospital operating room. Dr. Kurtzman along with a specially trained assistant will repair and restore developmentally disabled patients’ mouths while they are asleep and are being monitored by a trained anesthesiologist.

Through sleep/sedation dentistry, Dr. Kurtzman is able to provide personalized, painless, perfect care for patients requiring special care. If you are looking for a sleep/sedation dentist to provide dental treatment for yourself or a special care patient in your practice, please contact our Sleep/Sedation Dentistry Specialists today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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.