The Pediatric Dental Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive dental services 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 with complex medical and dental issues.
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 pediatric dental specialists at Nicklaus Children’s are well prepared to guide your child toward a lifetime of optimal oral health.
Pediatric Dental Programs and Clinical Services Offered
- Adolescent dentistry
- Dental checkups
- Dental cleanings
- Dental care for special needs patients
- Dental Mobile Unit
- Dental sealants
- Fillings/cavity repair
- Oral surgery
- Toddler dental program
Treatments and Procedures
Pediatric dentistry and orthodontic treatments aimed at fostering healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime.
Conditions We Treat
Nicklaus Children's focuses on treating common pediatric dentistry and orthodontic conditions, and those that impact children with facial differences.
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 conditions.
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.