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. Pediatric dentistry at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami 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.
Our staff collaborates with specialists in Neurosciences, Cardiology, Genetics, Speech Pathology, Rehabilitation Services, Emergency Medicine and Hematology/Oncology to provide optimal and comprehensive pediatric dental services for our patients. Locally, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, is also the only hospital whose Emergency Room is staffed 24 hours a day with a pediatric dentist.