Dentistry | Overview
The Department of Dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric dentistry services in New England, receiving more than 29,000 patients (>900 OR cases) each year. The Department of Dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital cares for children, adolescents, teens and people with special health care needs. Our team includes pediatric dentists, orthodontists as well as specialists in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics and prosthodontics. We treat patients with a broad range of conditions — including common pediatric conditions like overbites and chipped teeth to more serious conditions that require complex treatment. About 60 percent of Boston Children’s dental patients have special needs, ranging from autistic disorders to bipolar disorder and to cerebral palsy.
Dedicated to achieving excellence in patient care, teaching and research
- Our clinical service aims to provide compassionate and effective care. Our ability to achieve this goal is enhanced through the advancement of scientific knowledge and technological expertise.
- Our teaching program includes students, interns and residents. It is designed to promote understanding of dental medicine, to inspire caring for patients, to teach technical and surgical skill, and to encourage scientific inquisitiveness.
- Our department's research efforts aim to achieve significant scientific discovery while maintaining relevence to dental practice.
Boston Children’s specialists in different departments work together to ensure your child the most thorough and streamlined care. If your child has a cleft palate, for example, Children’s creates a specialized team to conduct the surgical and rehabilitation process, including dentists, plastic surgeons and speech-language pathologists.