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
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.
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.
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.
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.
In collaboration with the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, our Division works to provide care for children who need jaw and mouth surgery.
Our nasoalveolar molding program uses tissue and cartilage expansion to smooth the process of cleft lip and palate repair.
Division of Dentistry and Orthodontics
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd., MS #116
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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OUR DIVISION CHIEF
José Polido, DDS
The Division is led by José Polido, DDS.
More on Dr. Polido
- Simon Gamer, DDS
- John Kishibay, PhD, DMD
- Randall Niederkohr, DDS
- Michael Paine, DDS
- Peter Suh, DMD
- Thanh Tam Ton, DDS
- Richard Udin, DDS
- Abraham Yaari, DDS
- Dennis-Duke Yamashita, DDS