Dental Clinic - Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the age limit for our patients? There is no age limit for our special needs patients.
- What is done during a routine visit or what kind of treatment is offered? Usually preventive-oral examination, teeth cleaning and fluoride application; restorative care-fillings and/or stainless steel crowns; extractions-removal of non-restorable teeth. No orthodontic treatment is offered.
- Will you sedate my child? Sedation is recommended as an aid to help manage the behavior of our patients. We don't sedate our patients. Their medical doctor may write a prescription for a sedation medication to be given before their appointment.
- Will my child be treated by a student? No. All pediatric dentistry residents are dentists.
- Do I need to bring a referral from the doctor? Only if there are specific instructions or requests from the doctor for the dentist or your insurance requires a referral form.
- Do you use any wraps or jackets to restrain the patient? Yes. We use passive medical immobilization devices when needed for the safety of the patient and the staff.
- Do you see clients with Medicaid dental coverage? Yes.
- Do you see emergency patients? Yes. Please go to this emergency link for specific instructions about emergencies.
- Do you treat non-disabled children, sisters or brothers of patients? When possible, for some procedures, we can treat the non-disabled siblings of our patients.
- What do we need to bring to the first appointment? Please bring the patients' identification information, health and medical information including a list of medications with dosages and the times taken, names, addresses and fax numbers of physicians, and proof of insurance or third party coverage.
- Where is the clinic? Please see this map link for directions to our clinic. Check in at the Reception Desk in Room 101. The Dental Clinic is in Room 125.