The Dental Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive dental service for children of all ages from infants up to age 21. Our pediatric dentistry facilities are designed to meet the unique needs of healthy infants, children and adolescents and to address the special needs of patients whose medical and dental issues are more complex.
Basic preventative dental services provided include:
Our pediatric dentists are specially trained to be sensitive to the developmental, behavioral and treatment needs of children. Whether those needs include basic preventative dentistry or the integrated management of complex medical, developmental, behavioral and restorative need, the specialists at Nicklaus Children’s are well prepared to guide your child toward a lifetime of optimal oral health.
Additional Programs and Clinical Services Offered
Our dentists often serve as coordinators of complex dental services and are responsible for early diagnosis and seeking other specialty consultation when the need arises. Based upon a child's clinical and radiographic evaluation, the pediatric dentist may recommend further evaluation by specialists who concentrate on the health of the gums and supporting bony structures, the alignment of teeth, or other areas. Locally, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is also the only hospital whose Emergency Room is staffed 24 hours a day with a pediatric dentist.
Pediatric dentistry at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is also part of the Craniofacial Center, which treats children with dental-facial conditions such as jaw deformities, cleft lip/palate and other facial deformations.