Down Syndrome Super Star #5 – Dr. Wakefield

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the DSAGSL is recognizing individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond for an individual with Down syndrome and/or the Down syndrome community. Do you know an individual or group who fits this description? We want to congratulate them! Submit their name/contact info, a brief description and pictures to

We started going to Dr. Wakefield seven years ago, when Olivia was 5 years old. The dentist office was not a place Olivia wanted to be. The first few visits were about Olivia getting used to the staff, equipment and procedures. Everyone was very patient.  Dr. Wakefield talked to Olivia and treated her with so much respect! She gained her trust and it wasn’t long before Olivia was going into the dentist office by herself while I waited in the waiting room!

-Christy Klaus, Family and Support Coordinator and parent to Olivia