What We Treat


In collaboration with pediatric specialists throughout Children’s, our team provides pediatric dentistry services to support children with the following medical issues:

  • Cancer and blood disorders, including sickle cell disease
  • Craniofacial disorders
  • Facial cellulitis and trauma (admitted to Children's or the Emergency Department only)
  • Heart conditions
  • Select neuroscience conditions (approved by Children's dentists)
  • Select pulmonary conditions (approved by Children's dentists)
  • Solid organ transplant recipients

We do not treat healthy siblings of patients or patients with the following conditions (unless they also have a condition listed above):

  • Autism and related disorders
  • Bone muscular disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Down syndrome—excluding those with cardiac issues
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Genetic disorders—excluding craniofacial disorders
  • Intellectual disability
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pulmonary disease—excluding those who are preapproved
  • Speech problems
  • Spina bifida

Other severe medical conditions must be pre-approved by our pediatric dentists.


Our pediatric orthodontic services are only offered to children with craniofacial disorders.

Services We Offer

Specialized care for kids

Our team provides specialized care for infants, children and teens who have complex medical conditions. We offer a full range of dental and orthodontic services, including:

  • Preventive dental services
  • Orthodontics—interceptive and comprehensive
  • Pit and fissure sealants
  • Dental health education
  • Restorative and surgical dental procedures
  • Surgical orthodontic procedures
  • Speech aid appliances
  • Sedation and general anesthesia services

For newborns with cleft lip and palate, we offer:

  • A nasal alveolar molding (NAM) device
  • Palatal appliances to facilitate feeding
  • Oral and nasal appliances to aid in restructuring during surgery

Your child will be seen in our outpatient clinic, but if more complex procedures are needed, he or she may go to the operating room.

Our Unique Approach

Why choose Children's?

Combining the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, makes Children's a top choice for the dental and orthodontic needs of children with special needs.

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