Pediatric dentistry focuses on patients from birth through 16 years of age. We want your child to have the most positive dental experience we can provide. Our faculty, residents and staff are specially trained in working with children and their families and our dental students are taught to provide dental services to children. Together, we strive to provide an atmosphere that is friendly and supportive to our child patients and their families.
Headstart Outreach Program
This service is targeted to every child in our community who has not seen a dentist in the last six months. Having partnered with Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is taking the lead to fight against early childhood cavities, the number one chronic infectious disease in children in America.
Healthy Smiles Sealant Program
The purpose of the Healthy Smiles Sealant Program is to provide high quality oral health education, examinations, preventive services (dental sealants) and referrals for children in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) while exposing dental students to the needs of underserved children and the communities in which they live.
Temporary clinics are set up at each CMSD elementary school, where pre-doctoral dental students perform dental exams and apply sealants to children in grades 2, 3 and 6. Children with cavities have the cavity-free teeth sealed and are referred by our program coordinator to a community dentist or a safety-net provider for treatment of the diseased teeth. Prior to treatment, health educators visit the schools to teach children about general health care, oral health care, and nutritional health. Lesson plans for teachers are provided monthly to reinforce the message conveyed by the health educators. Learn more.