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At Children’s National Hospital, a trip to the dentist is about more than just a healthy smile. Our dental clinic offers comprehensive oral health program specifically designed with children in mind. From check-ups to complex dental procedures our team knows how to make your child’s visit as comfortable and painless as possible.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

For appointments, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) and for information, call 202-476-2160.


Oral Health at Children’s National: Why Choose Us? 

We know that going to the dentist even for a routine cleaning can be an unsettling prospect for young patients.  And when a child has a physical condition, developmental issue or social difficulties, it can make their oral healthcare a little more challenging.  Even if your child is just anxious about going to the dentist, we can help make their experience smooth and uneventful. Our doctors are uniquely qualified to deal with kids that have physical or mental issues, facial problems, or injuries to their face and jaw. Since their training is specific to children, they are able to recognize and treat conditions unique to growing kids.

Among the conditions we treat:

  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Toothache
  • Gum problems
  • Early childhood caries (baby bottle tooth decay)
  • Dental emergencies

Depending on the child’s needs, we offer:

  • Routine dental check-ups and cleanings
  • Oral sedation dentistry – Reduces patient anxiety in order to help complete dental treatment
  • Dental treatment under general anesthesia
  • Infant oral health – establishing good oral health routines is essential even at the youngest ages
  • Sealants – a thin, protective coating on back teeth to prevent tooth decay
  • Fillings and crowns - repair damage from trauma or damage caused by cavities
  • Wisdom teeth extraction

No matter the procedure, our dentists and dental assistants will be there to work with you every step of the way.

Oral Surgery

Our team of oral surgeons are trained to evaluate and treat pediatric patients in a safe and comfortable manner. They treat a range of concerns, from traumatic injury to the face or jaw, routine extractions, complex extractions of impacted teeth, lesions of the gums and jaw bones and any gum problems.

If your child needs anesthesia for a procedure, you can feel confident in the fact that Children's National is the only hospital in the Washington, D.C., area that guarantees a that fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia at all times.

Planning Your Visit

Our Oral Health Program accepts new patients that are 8 years old or younger, patients with disabilities that are 14 years old or younger, and new patients older than 14 years old after a consultation with a dentist.

Unveiling our Renovated Dental Clinic

This facility has been expanded to provide greater access to dental care for the community. Families now have access to state-of-the-art equipment and expanded access areas to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and hospital beds.

Provider Resources

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Referral Form

Providers can fill out the form to refer a patient to our team of pediatric dentistry experts.

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