Dentistry and Orthodontics

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Dentistry and Orthodontics

Main image for the Division of Dentristry and Orthodontics including a toothbrush and fluoride rinses.

The Division of Dentistry and Orthodontics is aligned with the acclaimed USC School of Dentistry to provide routine and specialized dental and orthodontic care for more than 3,500 children and adolescents annually, including those with complicated conditions such as cancer and hemophilia, cleft lip and palate, and other congenital disorders. Our board-certified dentists and oral surgeons also have additional specialized training in pediatrics.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

GENERAL DENTISTRY
Routine care includes oral examinations, full-mouth x-rays, fluoride treatments, general dental restorations (fillings, crowns, tooth restoration), ultrasonic cleaning and gingivectomy and laser treatment for gum disease.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
Children with complex and critical medical conditions often need dental care provided under general anesthesia. Our Division integrates its care with the Division of Anesthesiology to be able to provide the highest quality dental care for children with special health needs. 

INTERCEPTIVE ORTHODONTICS
Our teams work with patients to intercept malocclusions early in a child's development to improve tooth positioning and minimize the need for future, extensive orthodontic treatment. 

CRANIOFACIAL ORTHODONTICS
Our team works in concert with our Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery to provide orthodontic care for children who are receiving treatment for cleft lip and palate. Our program incorporates an accredited Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship.  

ORAL SURGERY
In collaboration with the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, our Division works to provide care for children who need jaw and mouth surgery.

NASOALVEOLAR MOLDING
Our nasoalveolar molding program uses tissue and cartilage expansion to smooth the process of cleft lip and palate repair.  

MY FIRST VISIT

MY CHILD'S TREATMENT

DIVISION ACCOMPLISMENTS

PATIENT CARE METRICS
Each year, we provide dental and orthodontic care for more than 3,500 patients.

EXPERT STAFF
The Division’s expert staff encompasses board-certified and board-eligible pediatric dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Residency
For residency information, visit the advanced pediatric dentistry program page or call 323-361-2130.

Fellowship
We provide a Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship program that is one of the few accredited programs in the nation.

SUCCESS STORIES

The Developing Mind Winter 2011
See page 2 for an interview with Dr. Polido on oral health and autism.

Imagine Summer 2008
See page 6 for a story on how the Division of Dentistry is an integral part of providing complex and, in some cases, life-saving care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

Division of Dentistry and Orthodontics 
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd., MS #116
Los Angeles, CA 90027

323-361-2130

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THANK YOU!

Dr. Jose Polido, Head of Division of Dentistry and Orthodontics

OUR DIVISION CHIEF
José Polido, DDS

The Division is led by José Polido, DDS.

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