Pediatric Specialties — Dentistry
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Overview

Pediatric Dentistry patient photo

As the largest provider of dental services on Long Island, Stony Brook is committed to giving the community access to state-of-the-art oral health care. At Stony Brook Children’s, we have made dentistry one of our 30 pediatric specialties because oral health is an important part of overall good health. In conjunction with the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine’s pediatric dentistry program and Dental Care Center, we provide comprehensive dental care including routine dental procedures, complex dental surgery, preventive measures and emergency care. In addition, because oral health is closely connected to preventing complications following many medical interventions, we screen and address dental problems before procedures such as heart surgery, transplant surgery, radiation therapy and cancer therapy are under taken. We are one of the few hospitals that can provide this service.

Stony Brook Children’s, in partnership with the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, is committed to providing a safety net for the children of Long Island. Our extensive outreach efforts include screening, education, and prevention at local schools and other locations where there is limited access to dental care. A new Mobile Dental Clinic extends our services to communities in need of oral health care. At our Dental Care Center, services are available at reasonable fees, and our twice yearly “Give Kids a Smile” and “Give Kids a Healthy Smile” free examination days reach large numbers of children in our community. Our acclaimed Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine is nationally recognized for its innovative teaching and research initiatives, patient care, excellent dental students, specialty training and fellowship programs.