We offer comprehensive services and quality products. In addition to general dentistry, we provide special services:
- Tooth whitening
- Implant restorative services
- Specialist referrals
- General nutritional counseling
- Smoking abstainment recommendations
- Free screenings for child care centers and for schools
- Yearly “Give Kids A Smile®” national children’s dental access day
Give Kids a Smile Day
Every year, our office participates in “Give Kids A Smile®” Day, when participating dental offices across the nation provide low-income children with free oral screenings, cleanings, sealants and other dental treatments. This is provided by volunteer clinicians and dental assistants, as well as by patients, to help our local kids who might not otherwise get good oral health care.
Anyone who is interested in helping out, please call our office. “Give Kids A Smile” services are usually scheduled for the first Friday in February.
“A one-day event like Give Kids A Smile isn’t a cure-all; it’s a wake-up call. People shouldn’t have to depend on charity for basic dental care. It’s time for politicians, parents and others who care to work together toward a solution. Give Kids A Smile is meant to accomplish two things: Help children get the dental care they so desperately need and raise awareness that our children deserve a better health care system that addresses their dental health needs.” — from The American Dental Association’s Web site
Special Care Dentistry
Children and adults with complex additional needs should have equal access to good dental care. We take care to address each individual’s needs. Please do call our office if you have a special concern.
Dr. Leung’s background, beginning with her stint as a clinic director for United Cerebral Palsy in New York City, allows her to be comfortable with a broad spectrum of patients including the medically compromised. Her residency work at the Veterans Administration Hospital of Hampton, Virginia, gave her invaluable experience in evaluating and treating complex interdisciplinary cases. Before returning to the tri-state area, Dr. Leung practiced with Dr. John Chung in Newport News, Virginia, serving a large population with about 75% being children, and the rest adults of all ages.
People with special needs are a very diverse underserved group of children and adults; about one-fifth of the U.S. population has some type of disability. More than a third of our growing senior population has a severe disability. Those of us who are underserved are put at greater risk of oral diseases.
Most such patients could be treated by general dentists but, due to lack of experience or specialized skills, fewer dentists feel prepared to serve this group. In the 60’s and 70’s, more schools offered clinical courses in special care; today, only a few do so.