Pediatric Ambulatory Dental Surgical Services
Faculty from the Division of Pediatric Dentistry maintain an active surgical practice within the Mildred Levine Pediatric Surgical Suite at Golisano Children’s Hospital. This practice is limited to the use of general anesthesia administered by pediatric anesthesiologists from the Department of Anesthesiology. Each year, approximately 450 outpatient dental surgeries are performed by the division on patients, ages infant through adolescence.
This service specializes in the care of young children from underserved communities with extensive dental decay. Children and teenagers with developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions also receive treatment in this setting when warranted by the child’s medical status, the invasiveness of the dental procedures, or the child’s level of cooperation. The service also receives patient referrals from community pediatric dentists to render care under general anesthesia for patients from their practices
Robert J. Berkowitz, DDS, Chair and Clinical Service Chief
Chiataw Huang, DDS, MS
Sean McLaren, DDS
In-Patient Hospital Service
The Division of Pediatric Dentistry is available 24 hours a day for in-patient consultation and treatment services to patients of Golisano Children’s Hospital. The service identifies and treats oral trauma and dental sources of infection in patients with special health care needs. Pediatric dentists work collaboratively with pediatric health care providers from the Department of Pediatrics to ensure that oral status promotes general health for these children.
24 Hour Pediatric Dentistry Emergency Care
The Division of Pediatric Dentistry provides emergency dental services 24 hours a day within the The Ronald McDonald House Charities Children's Emergency Department at Strong Memorial Hospital. The service mainly addresses the management of acute dental trauma along with facial infections due to dental sources. Transfer requests from area and regional hospitals are facilitated by the Strong Consult and Transfer Center.