Wheelchair-friendly dentists in DC area
July 23, 2009 6:05 PM Subscribe
Wheelchair-friendly dentist in the Washington DC area (Montgomery County MD if possible)?
posted by LobsterMitten to health & fitness (4 answers total)
A dear friend of mine is in his 70s and uses a power wheelchair. He has some arm strength, but he has no leg muscles and has a big belly, so he's easily thrown off balance when transferring from the wheelchair to the dentist chair. Recently he had a really bad fall when the dental assistant tried misguidedly to "help" him transfer -- she basically shoved him off balance and he fell full force. No apology from her or the dentist, who he's been seeing for 35 years.
He's looking for a different dentist's office where they may be more aware of wheelchair issues. I don't know if there are special arrangements where he could stay in his chair? Or just any office where they are more with-it about this.