Hospital Dentistry

Pediatric dentists have an additional 2-3 years of training specifically tailored to children. Behavior management techniques have allowed most children to receive treatment in the dental office with minimal discomfort and without expressed fear. For those who cannot maintain or receive traditional dental care, hospital dentistry offers a compassionate, efficient alternative. Frequently, patients who are medically compromised, young children with multiple cavities or patients with behavioral concerns may be unable to complete standard dental regimens on their own. There is an anesthesiologist in charge of the anesthesia, and the dentist repairs the teeth in a controlled and ideal way. Your child will not remember anything of the dental treatment and can maintain a positive attitude toward visiting the dentist. The anesthesiologists are trained in dealing with children in a gentle and caring manner. In some cases, dental needs and medical problems may be intertwined, requiring both a doctor of medicine and a dentist. These cases require centralized, comprehensive care, and hospital dentistry can provide this.

Dr. Emily has received training specifically in hospital dentistry, and this allows her to understand the complexities of her patients' needs and health care goals. In order to best serve her patients, Dr. Emily treats patients at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Philadelphia and Virtua Hospital in Southern New Jersey. These appointments can be prepared in our office with the help of our team at the Center for Pediatric Dental Health.