Pediatric dental medicine
Many craniofacial conditions affect the teeth, mouth and jaw, and our dental team is an important part of our program.
Our pediatric dentists provide an evaluation of the health of a child's mouth during multidisciplinary clinic visits. Keeping teeth healthy is especially important for children with craniofacial conditions because teeth support orthodontic equipment (braces) which may be used later in a child’s treatment plan.
Orthodontists and oral/maxillofacial surgeons (surgeons who specialize in the mouth, jaws and face) evaluate tooth and jaw development and growth as part of our multidisciplinary clinic team evaluation. This assessment is a key part of care for children with craniofacial conditions. It’s important that related surgery or treatment is provided at the proper time to ensure it’s as effective as possible.
When dental or orthodontic treatment is needed, it may be done in our hospital's clinic, by a child's local provider or in consultation with our team.