The Center for Pediatric Dentistry provides care for children ages birth through 18 and children with special needs ages birth through 20. Services include preventive (examinations, cleanings, sealants); restorative (fillings, stainless-steel crowns); sedation and general anesthesia; and social work (to help arrange transportation and assist with financial aid).
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Academy of Pediatrics recommend every child see a dentist by age one. An examination and preventive care beginning at an early age will help develop good dental habits, which are important to a child’s overall health. Our faculty and staff are specially trained in working with children and their families in our friendly and supportive atmosphere. Children in the same family can be seen at the same time.
Why choose a pediatric dentist? Dentists who specialize in children’s oral health have advanced dental education and experience in child behavior. They dedicate their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of children, including those with special needs. These dental experts and their assistants know how to treat your child! Their first priority is to put their young patients at ease. Guided by body language, facial expressions and words (if the child can verbally communicate), the dental team assesses who needs extra time to adjust to the surroundings. Read more.
Families: Join our Research Team
The Center for Pediatric Dentistry invites any children to participate in a variety of research studies. Led by The Center’s Research Team, these studies test new treatments and appliances (for example, filling materials and pacifiers), some of which aren’t available to the general public. All studies take place during business hours at The Center. A child’s regular dental visit can be combined with study requirements. Families will receive compensation for their children’s participation. Learn more about joining a study.