Ratti Handa, DMD

Ratti Handa, DMD

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Where is the medical research that shows recommending a parent tape their 3 year old child’s mouth shut at night. What about spontaneous vomiting and the dangers of aspiration? If people are going to share on social media platforms that you are the care provider supervision this reckless pediatric practice on the child I feel like a public explanation of the medical science behind this being safe or not is warranted.
Can you help me understand why your office has advised someone to tape their 3 year old child’s mouth shut at night? What about the risks of vomit aspiration for that child. Where are the medical studies that show this type of radical pediatric care to be safe?
For anyone on the fence, or scared of dentists like I am, Dr. Handa is hands down THE BEST dentist, doctor, practitioner I have EVER been to. A little about me: I had a stroke at a young age and have seen MANY doctors in my lifetime. Sadly, no one has ever taken the time to truly get to know me and validated me in the way that she has. Dr. Handa, has far surpassed any Doctor I have ever seen....even the doctors that have been in my life over 20 years. Trust me when I say, you will never find another dentist like her. I am so lucky to have found someone that is so personable, cares about all aspects of your life and takes all the time you need to explain any questions you have. Don't wait any longer, call her! You won't be disappointed!!

OUR PROMISE"We believe in connecting and relating to you as a person and not as a chart, a filling, or an x-ray. We see you as an individual with your own unique wants, circumstances, and goals."www.RattiHanda.com

Dentistry to us is so much more than fillings, charts, and x-rays. We have chosen it as a path to give you the opportunity to see yourself differently. The outcome is more than cosmetic; it’s a moment when you understand what it’s like to feel good about yourself. Feeling good is the first step towards achieving your full potential. It is through dentistry that my team and I have been given the op

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Timeline Photos 09/15/2021

Meet our Registered Dental Hygienist / Myo-Functional Therapist, Jessica!

Jessica has worked in the dental field for more than 13 years and completed her hygiene degree in 1997. Jessica recently trained in Oral Myofunctional Therapy and is excited to add another component to how she can help patients achieve whole body health. Watching herself as well as her kids go through myofunctional therapy and tongue tie release, has helped her be an even better myo functional therapist,because she has been able to see, feel and be the health benefits on the other side as a patient!

In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, constantly learning ,exercising, hiking with her dog, spending time with her husband and children, and laughing with friends.

Meet our Registered Dental Hygienist / Myo-Functional Therapist, Jessica!

Jessica has worked in the dental field for more than 13 years and completed her hygiene degree in 1997. Jessica recently trained in Oral Myofunctional Therapy and is excited to add another component to how she can help patients achieve whole body health. Watching herself as well as her kids go through myofunctional therapy and tongue tie release, has helped her be an even better myo functional therapist,because she has been able to see, feel and be the health benefits on the other side as a patient!

In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, constantly learning ,exercising, hiking with her dog, spending time with her husband and children, and laughing with friends.

Timeline Photos 09/13/2021

The resonating and compelling mindset here at our office is to understand the WHY behind your dental symptoms.

Airway Centered Dentistry is an evolving area of both study and treatment that can provide solutions for a wide range of oral and overall health problems. We use the Airway Centered Dentistry approach to address airway structure problems using oral appliances, orthodontics, tongue tie release, myofunctional therapy laser therapies and other minimally invasive dental treatments like biorejuvinative dentistry.

Contact our office or browse our website to learn more and get started on your wellness journey: http://bit.ly/RH-schedule

The Breathe Institute
Soroush Zaghi, MD

The resonating and compelling mindset here at our office is to understand the WHY behind your dental symptoms.

Airway Centered Dentistry is an evolving area of both study and treatment that can provide solutions for a wide range of oral and overall health problems. We use the Airway Centered Dentistry approach to address airway structure problems using oral appliances, orthodontics, tongue tie release, myofunctional therapy laser therapies and other minimally invasive dental treatments like biorejuvinative dentistry.

Contact our office or browse our website to learn more and get started on your wellness journey: http://bit.ly/RH-schedule

The Breathe Institute
Soroush Zaghi, MD

09/10/2021

Do you know what osteopathy is and what the benefits of seeking practitioners with a collaborative care mindset are? Watch this video to find out.

Timeline Photos 09/09/2021

What is teamwork?

Let's start with what it is NOT:

❌ it is not a rule in the employee handbook.
❌ it is not the willingness to come together for a common goal
❌ Neither is it being an effusive CHEERLEADER all the time. It is all of that and so much MORE.

What it is:

✅ ✅ ✅ It is that moment in time when with PRECISION, DELIBERATION, and DELICACY, my assistant Antonia hands me the suture needle while making sure the patient is comfortable and that she is holding on to her end of the suture.

It is with this deep trust AND mutual empathy for each other and our patient, that we both enter this silent but powerfully communicative space.

In this place, the suture knot is created with just the RIGHT amount of tension, needed to stimulate primary healing, in the least painful manner. 🤝

What is teamwork?

Let's start with what it is NOT:

❌ it is not a rule in the employee handbook.
❌ it is not the willingness to come together for a common goal
❌ Neither is it being an effusive CHEERLEADER all the time. It is all of that and so much MORE.

What it is:

✅ ✅ ✅ It is that moment in time when with PRECISION, DELIBERATION, and DELICACY, my assistant Antonia hands me the suture needle while making sure the patient is comfortable and that she is holding on to her end of the suture.

It is with this deep trust AND mutual empathy for each other and our patient, that we both enter this silent but powerfully communicative space.

In this place, the suture knot is created with just the RIGHT amount of tension, needed to stimulate primary healing, in the least painful manner. 🤝

09/08/2021

Hear Nicole's story of going from chronic pain to being happier, healthier and more empowered.✨

Listening to our patient share her magical  post tongue tie release experience was so INSPIRING!! To keep learning , sharing and staying INSPIRED ! 09/01/2021

Listening to our patient share her magical post tongue tie release experience was so INSPIRING!! To keep learning , sharing and staying INSPIRED !

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Listening to our patient share her magical post tongue tie release experience was so INSPIRING!! To keep learning , sharing and staying INSPIRED !

Photos from Ratti Handa, DMD's post 08/30/2021

Sunset 🌅 walk with the kids and Chili! A last hurrah to summer before school, a salute to the future tomorrow with first day of school and a celebration of the past with reminiscing of my post dinner walks with my Papa from years ago , when the sky and earth held us together in a peaceful and grounded hug

Timeline Photos 08/27/2021

We prioritize a non-invasive approach to dentistry.

Our team specializes in treatments and therapies that can restore a healthy bite, open the airway, and address the airway structure problems using oral appliances, orthodontics and other minimally invasive procedures.

No matter what your situation may be, we meet you where you are and begin this journey to help you achieve overall wellbeing and health.

We prioritize a non-invasive approach to dentistry.

Our team specializes in treatments and therapies that can restore a healthy bite, open the airway, and address the airway structure problems using oral appliances, orthodontics and other minimally invasive procedures.

No matter what your situation may be, we meet you where you are and begin this journey to help you achieve overall wellbeing and health.

Timeline Photos 08/25/2021

When you are just so tired...

How do you know if you making the right heath care and treatment choices, especially when you are so sleep deprived? It takes an awful lot out of you to just function and get through the day.

Here are some tips:

1) Create a lighter schedule for your consultation and examination appointment days.

2) Write notes during your consultations and discussions.

3) Consider bringing a trusted friend or family member to these consultations.

4) Lastly, write down an instance when you had a great outcome from a decision you made. Write down why you trusted this decision and why it had a great outcome for you.

When you are just so tired...

How do you know if you making the right heath care and treatment choices, especially when you are so sleep deprived? It takes an awful lot out of you to just function and get through the day.

Here are some tips:

1) Create a lighter schedule for your consultation and examination appointment days.

2) Write notes during your consultations and discussions.

3) Consider bringing a trusted friend or family member to these consultations.

4) Lastly, write down an instance when you had a great outcome from a decision you made. Write down why you trusted this decision and why it had a great outcome for you.

Timeline Photos 08/23/2021

Airway centered dentistry is a whole body health approach to dentistry to restore the oral health as well as overall physical wellness to patients.

Often times, we see patients with narrow jaws and limited tongue space. With limited tongue space, research has shown that this can be one aspect of the dental manifestations of sleep related disorders. A good way to ascertain if you have enough tongue space is to see how much of your teeth get covered over by your tongue (tongue overflow) when you suction and hold your tongue up to the roof of the mouth.

Another marker is to see if you have wave-like markings on the edges of your teeth, called scalloping. This is an important observation as a part of your diagnostic work up, here at our office.

Airway centered dentistry is a whole body health approach to dentistry to restore the oral health as well as overall physical wellness to patients.

Often times, we see patients with narrow jaws and limited tongue space. With limited tongue space, research has shown that this can be one aspect of the dental manifestations of sleep related disorders. A good way to ascertain if you have enough tongue space is to see how much of your teeth get covered over by your tongue (tongue overflow) when you suction and hold your tongue up to the roof of the mouth.

Another marker is to see if you have wave-like markings on the edges of your teeth, called scalloping. This is an important observation as a part of your diagnostic work up, here at our office.

Timeline Photos 08/18/2021

Before and after the release of a tongue or lip tie on a child or adult, there may be a need for therapy.

Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) is designed to restore normal flexibility and function in the muscles of the face, jaw, and neck.

Our team works with each patient to identify their unique needs and create a personalized therapy program based on overall muscle condition and function.

Before and after the release of a tongue or lip tie on a child or adult, there may be a need for therapy.

Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) is designed to restore normal flexibility and function in the muscles of the face, jaw, and neck.

Our team works with each patient to identify their unique needs and create a personalized therapy program based on overall muscle condition and function.

Timeline Photos 08/16/2021

We had a great time hosting our learning lecture with Dr. Soroush Zaghi, The Breathe Institute team, and Dr. Handa last month.

Thank you to all who made it a huge success — we are still on cloud nine a full month later!

We had a great time hosting our learning lecture with Dr. Soroush Zaghi, The Breathe Institute team, and Dr. Handa last month.

Thank you to all who made it a huge success — we are still on cloud nine a full month later!

Timeline Photos 08/13/2021

Our team is committed to the overall wellbeing of our patients.

We work with you to identify and treat complex concerns that may be impacting your quality of life, and we provide personalized, consultative care for oral health needs that can also improve symptoms such as craniofacial pain, chronic headaches, bedwetting and ADHD in children.

Schedule an appointment with us today: http://bit.ly/RH-schedule

Our team is committed to the overall wellbeing of our patients.

We work with you to identify and treat complex concerns that may be impacting your quality of life, and we provide personalized, consultative care for oral health needs that can also improve symptoms such as craniofacial pain, chronic headaches, bedwetting and ADHD in children.

Schedule an appointment with us today: http://bit.ly/RH-schedule

Timeline Photos 08/11/2021

If you're experiencing frequent headaches, jaw pain, or chronic facial pain, you may have TMJ.

TMJ is the result of dysfunction in the jaw joints that connect the skull to the lower jaw. It can be masked by chronic migraines, tension headaches, etc., which can lead to misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment.

Dental/oral health issues can actually be one of the leading causes of your headaches, and you may not even realize it! Common symptoms of TMJ can include:

- Teeth grinding
- Headaches
- Ear pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Clicking sounds when eating or speaking

We will use a unique system of diagnostic resources to evaluate the structure and function of your bite and create a personalized treatment plan to address your oral health needs. Learn more about how we can support you: http://bit.ly/RH-TMJ

If you're experiencing frequent headaches, jaw pain, or chronic facial pain, you may have TMJ.

TMJ is the result of dysfunction in the jaw joints that connect the skull to the lower jaw. It can be masked by chronic migraines, tension headaches, etc., which can lead to misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment.

Dental/oral health issues can actually be one of the leading causes of your headaches, and you may not even realize it! Common symptoms of TMJ can include:

- Teeth grinding
- Headaches
- Ear pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Clicking sounds when eating or speaking

We will use a unique system of diagnostic resources to evaluate the structure and function of your bite and create a personalized treatment plan to address your oral health needs. Learn more about how we can support you: http://bit.ly/RH-TMJ

Timeline Photos 08/09/2021

In our home away from home, our practice.... we come in every day, with a renewed invigorated sense of excitement, as we carry forward the sense of accomplishment from the day before.

This photo is worth a thousand words, as a patient expresses the relief she felt in her entire body as she experienced more tongue mobility after her tongue tie release. Thank you, thank you, thank you to our patients for filling us with the desire to keep moving forward and bringing our gifts to the world!!!!

In our home away from home, our practice.... we come in every day, with a renewed invigorated sense of excitement, as we carry forward the sense of accomplishment from the day before.

This photo is worth a thousand words, as a patient expresses the relief she felt in her entire body as she experienced more tongue mobility after her tongue tie release. Thank you, thank you, thank you to our patients for filling us with the desire to keep moving forward and bringing our gifts to the world!!!!

Timeline Photos 08/06/2021

Collaboration is an art. It is a mindset of sharing ideas. Of sharing wins and hurdles. Of learning newer ways of creating research and data to solve seemingly difficult cases through open-minded, out-of-the-box approaches.

Watching Dr. Zaghi and Sarah Hornsby collaborate here at my office during my residency was an inspiring gift to watch. So many "what if's" came up for me. What if more like-minded, passionate professionals like them collaborated to create more avenues of health and wellness? What if collaboration was an art and science that required leaving our egos at the door? That made ideas into reality? Do you have a what if? Share below in the comments if you do!

@sarahkkornsby
@jessica bussell cody
The Breathe Institute

Collaboration is an art. It is a mindset of sharing ideas. Of sharing wins and hurdles. Of learning newer ways of creating research and data to solve seemingly difficult cases through open-minded, out-of-the-box approaches.

Watching Dr. Zaghi and Sarah Hornsby collaborate here at my office during my residency was an inspiring gift to watch. So many "what if's" came up for me. What if more like-minded, passionate professionals like them collaborated to create more avenues of health and wellness? What if collaboration was an art and science that required leaving our egos at the door? That made ideas into reality? Do you have a what if? Share below in the comments if you do!

@sarahkkornsby
@jessica bussell cody
The Breathe Institute

08/04/2021

For patients suffering from a Myofunctional Disorder as a result of TOT (Tethered Oral Tissue), difficulties with tongue mobility, tongue function like speech and overall discomfort can arise, which can interfere with your quality of life and normal oral function.

Myofunctional Healing and Therapy is central to our care here at the practice. It is a very important pillar, in practicing airway focused dentistry to help patients restore their oral health, overall physical wellness, and self confidence.

Contact our office to see if this modality of treatment is right for this part of your wellness journey: http://bit.ly/RH-schedule

Sarah K Hornsby
Jessica Bussell Cody
The Breathe Institute

08/03/2021

Meet our Office Administrator, Milly!

Milly has been in dentistry for over 35 years and is always learning, as learning is growth and growth is knowledge. What inspires her most is how we take air for granted. Air is present and air is life. Our airway is the portal in health. If it cannot flow through, then our health begins to deteriorate. It is that simple!

When you reach out to us, Milly is the team member that will greet you and start the journey.

Thank you, Milly, for all that you do for us. We're so lucky to have you!

Meet our Office Administrator, Milly!

Milly has been in dentistry for over 35 years and is always learning, as learning is growth and growth is knowledge. What inspires her most is how we take air for granted. Air is present and air is life. Our airway is the portal in health. If it cannot flow through, then our health begins to deteriorate. It is that simple!

When you reach out to us, Milly is the team member that will greet you and start the journey.

Thank you, Milly, for all that you do for us. We're so lucky to have you!

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255 Main Street
Acton, MA
01720

General information

Whether you need a routine tooth cleaning or full mouth reconstruction, Ratti Handa is there for you. Our dentists offer a wide range of dental services so you have all your dental needs cared for conveniently in one place. We even cover dental specialties like sedation dentistry, TMJ treatment and periodontics.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
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