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
Pediatric dental programs and services designed to treat infants, children and adolescents.
- Adolescent dentistry
- Cavity repairs
- Dental checkups
- Dental cleanings
- Dental care for special needs patients
- Dental sealants
- Mobile Dental Unit
- Toddler dental program
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.
Providing Support Across Specialties
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.
The Latest in Dental 3D Imaging Technology
The Pediatric Dental Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital has recently acquired the Planmeca ProMax® 3D, a state-of-the-art imaging system that provides clinical teams with 3D images capable of revealing the smallest details of a patient's teeth as well as the entire maxillofacial structure, while minimizing radiation exposure.
The unit captures 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images that offer clinicians – including plastic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, endodontists, orthodontists and periodontists – optimal images for evaluating:
- Underlying bone structure
- Nerve pathways
- Surrounding soft tissue