Before earning her DDS, Dr. Zschaschel made it her mission to care for persons with special needs. While earning her undergraduate degree at UCLA, she began working with autistic children and became a behavioral specialist. She continued to work as a behavioral therapist while in dental school and soon realized she had a niche for providing specialized dental care for a variety of special needs patients, including those with complex medical conditions.
Dr. Zschaschel completed a one-year hospital residency for people with disabilities, cancers, and complex medical histories at UCLA. She has more than 20 years of experience with special needs populations. In addition to her innate ability to calm and relax her patients and connect with them, no matter their circumstance, Dr. Zschaschel offers in-office sedation and hospital general anesthesia when warranted.