The Department of Dentistry at Hospital cares for children, adolescents, teens and people with special health care needs, like cerebral palsy. Our team includes pediatric dentists, orthodontists as well as specialists in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics and prosthodontics. We treat patients with a broad range of conditions—including common pediatric conditions like overbites and chipped teeth to more serious conditions that require complex treatment.

We specialists in different departments work together to ensure patients get most thorough and streamlined care. If your child has a cleft palate, for example, Children’s creates a specialized team to conduct the surgical and rehabilitation process, including dentists, plastic surgeons and speech-language pathologists.

Our expertise

  • About 60 percent of Children’s dental patients have special needs, ranging from autistic disorders to bipolar disorder and to cerebral palsy. We have years of experience treating children with special needs and has unique insight into this patient population’s physical and emotional needs.