MD & Washington DC Special Needs Dentistry

Caring dentistry for every unique smile

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Where special smiles find gentle care

At Tidewater Dental, our dentists make a conscious effort to help patients with special needs get the dental care they need.  Our team is dedicated to ensuring every patient receives personalized treatments in a comfortable and supportive environment.

We work with patients affected by:

  • Autism
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Seizure disorders
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
  • Heart defects
  • Other physical, cognitive, and mental disabilities

We’re compassionate and respectful of our patient’s needs and sensitivities. We’ll make use of the latest advancements in special needs dentistry in MD & Washington DC to make your visit as relaxing and comfortable as possible.

Our special needs dental services

Managing dental care for patients with special needs requires expertise and understanding. We offer a range of specialized services, including:

  • Customized treatment plans: Tailored to address unique challenges and ensure comfort during dental visits.
  • Sedation dentistry options: Providing anxiety-free experiences for patients who may have difficulty with traditional dental treatments.
  • Collaborative approach: Working closely with caregivers and specialists to enhance overall oral health.
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What to expect during your special needs visit

  • Experienced Team: Trained in handling diverse needs with sensitivity and skill.
  • Comfortable Environment: Designed to accommodate and support patients of all abilities.
  • Comprehensive Care: From routine cleanings to complex treatments, we prioritize your oral health.
  • Accompanied Visits: Patients are welcome to have a familiar person accompany them throughout their entire dental visit, ensuring comfort and support.

Ready to enhance your oral health? Schedule your visit today.

Begin your journey to a healthier smile

At Tidewater Dental, we welcome patients of all ages and needs, regardless of how long it has been since their last visit. Our team is dedicated to providing a comfortable and stress-free experience.

  1. Schedule your visit
  2. Your first appointment will include a cleaning, exam, and x-rays
  3. We’ll evaluate your oral health and determine a suitable treatment for you
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Why Choose Us?


We accept most insurance plans and offer flexible financing and payment options.

FREE teeth whitening for life

All our patients, including new patients, are eligible for a teeth whitening treatment.

We treat patients of all ages

Efficient & friendly dental care that makes both adults and little ones feel good.

Same-day appointments

Experiencing an emergency? No need to worry. We’re here for you.

FAQs about special needs dentistry

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What types of special needs do you cater to?

We provide dental care for a wide range of conditions, including autism, Down syndrome, physical disabilities, and more. Our goal is to ensure every patient receives personalized care that meets their specific needs.

How do you handle patients with sensory sensitivities?

Our practice is equipped to create a calm and sensory-friendly environment. We also offer sedation options to help patients relax during their dental visits.

What should I expect during my first visit?

Your initial visit will involve a thorough assessment of your oral health and a discussion of any specific concerns or accommodations you may need. We’ll work together to create a personalized treatment plan.

Do you accept insurance for special needs dental care?

Yes, we accept most insurance plans and can assist you in maximizing your benefits. We also offer flexible financing options for uninsured or out-of-pocket expenses.

Hear from our patients

“Tidewater Dental is very nice — the staff is friendly and very professional. It has a family-like atmosphere. Highly recommended.”

— Allison O.

“Tidewater Dental is incredible! Our whole family uses them and we have recommended them to many friends and family. We have had great experiences with the front office, nurses, and the dentist.”

— Swann Family

“Tidewater Dental comfortably meets my dental needs. Cleanings and check ups are always a pleasant and safe experience. “

— Doug S.

Investing in your health goes a long way

We take care of all the details so you can focus on your health. Our offices accept most insurance plans. No insurance? Sign up for an annual Tidewater Dental Membership. Enjoy free x-rays, low-cost exams, and up to 50% off most other treatments. Membership starts at just $120/year!

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About Allan Schulman, DDS

Allan D. Schulman, DDS, LLC, is the top-rated dentistry practice led by highly experienced dentist Dr. Allan Schulman. For more than 30 years, Dr. Schulman has provided general and cosmetic dentistry with a gentle touch to Glen Burnie, Maryland, residents. Services include crowns, dental implants, dentures, veneers, emergency dentistry, and much more. 

Dr. Schulman earned his dental degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore. Following dental school, Dr. Schulman trained at both the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Las Vegas and The Nash Institute of Dental Learning in Charlotte, NC. He’s an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Schulman is one of the select Baltimore-area dentists chosen as a Top Dentist by Baltimore Magazine and Guide to America’s Top Dentists. 

When Dr. Schulman isn’t busy with his bustling dentistry practice, he loves spending time in the great outdoors. He enjoys skiing, hiking, and helping out with children’s sports teams. 

Use online scheduling or call the Allan D. Schulman, DDS, LLC, office to book an appointment with Dr. Schulman today.

Convenient & Efficient Appointments

We know you have a busy life, so we do all we can to ensure your experience at the dentist is simple and easy. We guarantee that your appointment will start on time and offer multiple locations and same-day appointments.

Our Locations

Tidewater Dental
Charlotte Hall

30320 Triangle Dr., Suite 4
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Get Directions

(301) 359-1717

Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

10113 Ward Rd.
Dunkirk, MD 20754
Get Directions

(301) 327-3314

Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Washington, DC

4740 Connecticut Ave NW #102
Washington, DC 20008
Get Directions

(202) 537-0003

Mon - Thur: 7:00am -  5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Glen Burnie

1720 Crain Highway S., Suite 103
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Get Directions

(410) 761-0095

Mon - Thur: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

2830 Campus Way N. Suite 614
Lanham, MD 20706
Get Directions

(301) 955-9198

Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Lexington Park

2134 Great Mills Rd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Get Directions

(301) 862-3900

Mon - Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Prince Frederick

700 Prince Frederick Blvd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Get Directions

(410) 414-8333

Mon - Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

13350 HG Trueman Rd.
Solomons, MD 20688
Get Directions

(410) 326-4078

Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

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