At Stony Brook Children’s, we have available state-of-the-art equipment, including digital radiography and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CT). In addition, the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine was one of the first schools in the nation to implement an electronic health record which facilitates the coordination of care since all health providers have access to the same information from multiple locations including offsite.
The Dental Care Center, staffed by dental students, residents, fellows and faculty that offers reasonably priced services, including prevention, screenings, routine and complex dental procedures, and emergency treatment, to the community including:
- Pre-surgical exams and necessary treatment before a child undergoes such procedures as heart surgery, transplant surgery, or chemotherapy to lessen the risk of complications.
- Dental treatment and management for children with chronic conditions such as diabetes, which if not properly addressed can result in long-term complications.
- Collaboration on multidisciplinary treatment teams with oral and maxillofacial surgeons, pediatric dentists, orthodontists, plastic surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, social workers and nurse specialists to treat and manage craniofacial anomalies such as cleft palate.
- Dental Care for the Developmentally Disabled Program: A program that provides dental care for persons with special needs. In the past, patients with special needs were often unable to be managed by a community dentist. To ensure that these patients received the appropriate care, the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook created a program in 1981 to provide comprehensive oral health care to children with special needs including the provision of dental services while under sedation or in the operating room, when necessary.
- Individualized counseling for parents and caregivers specific to the oral health needs of their children.
- Emergency dental services through Stony Brook University Hospital and the School of Dental Medicine