The Dental Center at Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado Department of Pediatric Dentistry serves more than 35,000 infants, children and adolescents each year. Recognized as experts in pediatric dentistry, the dental staff focuses on providing an all-inclusive continuum of care while treating healthy and medically compromised children.
Dental care can be part of a child’s daily routine with regular checkups at the dentist, but it can also be a more serious concern. Children's Colorado dentists provide comprehensive oral healthcare evaluations and referrals for complex dental and craniofacial conditions.
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry also includes facilities for general anesthesia associated with the provision of dental treatment for selected cases. The department performs nearly 1,200 operative procedures a year, often in conjunction with other surgical services in order to better coordinate care and minimize costs to families.
The 4,000 square-foot clinic happily accepts Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus and uninsured patients. Most insurance plans are also accepted.
Why choose Children's Hospital Colorado for Dental Care?
Kids are not just small adults, and that's why it is important that they have a dental experience designed for kids -- one that is not scary and as pain-free as possible.
The dental experts at Children's Hospital Colorado spend all of their time working with children and young adults, providing the most positive experience possible while at the dentist.
For more serious dental care including anesthesia and surgery, you are in good hands with experts skilled in how anesthesia, medications and surgery can affect smaller bodies.
In conjunction with University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Children's Colorado operates the Healthy Smiles Clinic, a large and innovative regional pediatric dental clinic for children who have limited access to dental care.
Services Provided by the Dental Center
- Infant oral health exams
- Oral health consultations
- Make preventive treatment consistent throughout such as sealants, fluoride varnish applications and oral hygiene instructions
- Comprehensive oral health care for children with:
- Early childhood caries (cavities)
- Caries and periodontal disease
- Special Health Care Needs
- Significant underlying medical disorders
- Oro-facial traumatic injuries
- Phase one (early) orthodontics to address dental growth and development problems
- Sedation for mildly anxious and fearful children
- Comprehensive oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia
- Limited oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Contemporary restorative care options
- Oral protection for sports (fabrication of mouth guards)
- Tooth bleaching
- Treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies
- Treatment for oral habits that negatively affect proper growth of teeth
- Consultation with other medical specialties
- A Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program that trains pediatric dentists of the future
Caring for dental emergencies
Children's Hospital Colorado Dental Center is open for walk-in emergency care weekdays from 8-12 p.m. We will triage emergencies and take the most severe or significant first. Only toothaches with swelling and/or bleeding, as well as physical trauma to the teeth and/or face are considered dental emergencies. Any other condition or situation (e.g. minor toothache, broken or lost fillings) is not considered an emergency and requires a scheduled appointment.
After-hours dental emergency services are provided seven days a week, 365 days a year through Children's Hospital Colorado’s Emergency Department.