UIC College of Dentistry child dental care Pediatric Dentistry

Our Pediatric Dentistry clinics offer a full spectrum of services for all children at every stage of their lives from infancy through adolescence including those with special and complex oral health needs, and patients with special developmental and behavioral care needs.

Our general dentists and Pediatric Dentistry specialists provide comprehensive oral health examinations, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, sealants, restorative procedures (fillings, crowns, etc.), extractions and minor surgical procedures, space-maintainers, athletic mouth guard, teeth whitening (for adolescents), interceptive orthodontic when applicable, and urgent care (Trauma, infection, etc.). These services can be completed using inhalation sedation (Nitrous oxide), moderate sedation, and general anesthesia.

Special Needs Dentistry

Developmental disabilities affect the mind, the body and the skills people use in everyday life. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often need extra help to achieve and maintain good oral health. And they are particularly at-risk for oral health issues such as severe tooth decay and periodontal disease. Poor communication skills, lack of manual dexterity, fear, uncontrolled movements, and other physical, emotional or behavioral factors can make it difficult for them to maintain proper oral hygiene.

UIC dentists are prepared to provide oral health care to intellectual and developmental disabled patients.

Given the unique physical and social needs of an individual with a disability such as cerebral palsy or autism, providing dental care requires extra preparation and training. This is why our faculty, residents and student dentists at UIC College of Dentistry receive specialized training necessary to provide oral health care to intellectual and developmental disabled patients. Part of this training includes visits to area health centers and agencies that specialize in serving these needs. 

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Students Provide Much Needed Dental Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

 

 

 

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Patient Education

AAPD-infographic-short.PNGEducation and Resources from the The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)

Tooth decay is the #1 chronic infection disease affecting children in the US.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is the national membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. AAPD provides patient educational resources based on the latest evidence-based information so you are better informed to prevent tooth decay and have a healthy smile. 
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Appointments and Location

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UIC College of Dentistry
Pediatric Dentistry Clinics
801 S. Paulina St. 2nd Floor
Chicago IL, 60612 

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry has over 20 highly trained specialists who focus on treating children.  We offer a full spectrum of oral health services for all children at every stage of their lives from infancy through adolescence including those with special and complex oral health needs, and patients with special developmental and behavioral care needs.