Department of Dentistry | Why Choose Us

The Department of Dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric dentistry services in New England, receiving more than 23,000 patients each year.

Our specialties

Our department comprises 11 specialty clinics that offer comprehensive care for a wide variety of dental concerns including:

  • Anatomy and development of the mouth and teeth

  • Cleft lip/cleft palate

  • Craniofacial anomalies

  • Dental emergencies

  • Dental treatment under general anesthesia

  • Dental treatment with assistance of conscious sedation or nitrous oxide

  • Early childhood caries (nursing bottle caries/baby bottle caries)

  • Injuries to the teeth

  • Malocclusion

  • Natal teeth

  • Oral pathology (e.g., tumors, ulcers)

  • Orthodontics and braces

  • Prevention

  • Prosthetics

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

  • Tooth decay (cavities or caries)

  • Root canal treatment

  • Wisdom teeth extractions


The Department of Dentistry is located on the fourth floor of the Hunnewell Building. Our modern facility includes 10 treatment areas designed to accommodate our patients' needs in all specialties of dentistry.