Teresa Cody, D.D.S.
Changing Minds Foundation
Dr. Teresa Cody graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in 1992; receiving her Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Texas in Austin in 1988. She has a private practice in the Houston area that specializes in children with disabilities. Her area of interest is orthodontics (braces) and orthopedics (retainers). She has enjoyed success utilizing new methods and techniques which have improved the lives of her patient’s with disabilities. Dr. Cody is very interested in current cognitive research for the Down syndrome patient and has spent the last 8 years reading and studying the latest research. She spent 3 years in dental school tutoring biochemistry. This background has paid off in her ability to assimilate, sort and integrate the latest technological advances from scientific publications and on-going research.
Changing Minds Foundation is a recently formed non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mental ability of persons with Down Syndrome - NOW -with available medical treatments and proper education. This includes supporting clinical trials to move these treatments from demonstrated ideas to reality where ever possible. Researchers are doing a bang up job uncovering pieces of the DS puzzle and it is time to integrate some of the advanced ideas found in the laboratories into the clinical setting to support a world of new opportunities for individuals with DS. We believe this is the most exciting time in DS history - treatment is here.
Two video presentations on the success of their research can be found on the Changing Minds Foundation website; one showing the progress of Neil, Dr. Cody's son, and the other listening to Dr. Lee explain the protocol to the parent of a child with Downs Syndrome.
Websites of Interest:
National Downs Syndrome Society