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Dental disease is one of the most common reasons why children miss school, yet it is almost entirely preventable. Regular checkups at the dentist are an important part of a child’s healthcare routine and can prevent serious concerns later on. The Pediatric Dental Center at Children’s Colorado cares for all of your child’s routine and complex dental needs.
More than 33,000 infants, children and teens visit the Dental Center each year for routine dental checkups and complex oral treatments. Dentists at Children’s Colorado focus on providing care for all kids, including those with special needs, by creating care plans that include special behavioral requirements as needed for each child. Dentists provide care safely, effectively and appropriately to ensure the highest level of quality for every patient.
We happily accept almost all insurance plans including Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus, as well as uninsured patients. We often work with other surgical services at Children’s Colorado to coordinate care and minimize costs to families.
There is a difference between general dentists who treat children and pediatric dentistry specialists. The dental experts at Children's Colorado not only dedicate their time exclusively to working with children and teens, we strive to provide the most positive experience possible while at the dentist. All of our pediatric dentistry residents have completed dental school and many are practicing, fully licensed dentists who have chosen to undergo additional training in order to specialize in pediatric care.
We understand that kids are not just small adults, and it’s important that they have a dental experience designed for kids – one that is not scary and as pain-free as possible. Here’s what makes our Dental Center a great choice for your child:
To provide the most comprehensive and highest quality care possible, we offer the following services in our dental center:
Walk-in/urgent care is available Monday through Friday at various times (please call 720-777-6788 for more information). We will triage urgent/walk-in 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.
If your child is experiencing swelling, bleeding, fever, inability to eat or severe pain, the Emergency Department at Children's Colorado is available for after-hours dental emergencies.