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.
Center welcomes new director
Dr. Rebecca Slayton has returned to the University of Washington as the new Director of The Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Slayton previously was Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Read more.