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Dental Surgery


The dental area of our surgery services has more than 40 affiliated providers for pediatric dental procedures, including general dentists, pediatric dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and consulting orthodontists.

These experts provide dental care for conditions we treat to infants, young children, adolescents and children with special healthcare needs who have extensive dental disease or dentofacial surgical needs requiring dental treatment or surgery under general anesthesia.

Dental services for pediatric patients include:

  • Comprehensive pediatric dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia
  • Orthodontic evaluation for children with craniofacial anomalies
  • Coordination of  comprehensive care from pediatric dentists for patients with cleft lip and palate, other craniofacial anomalies, and Down syndrome through monthly multidisciplinary clinics

Oral and Maxillofacial services for pediatric patients include:

  • Management of traumatic facial injuries from pediatric oral surgeons/ maxillofacial surgeons
  • Surgical intervention for the patient with cleft lip and/or palate
  • Surgical intervention for the patient with craniofacial deformities
  • Management of patients with acute dental infection
  • Surgical care for patients with special healthcare needs

For more information on dental procedures and treatment by a Rady Children’s-affiliated dental specialist or oral/maxillofacial surgeon:

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