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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 a 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 establishing a lifetime of good oral health starts at a young age. We also know that going to the dentist even for a routine cleaning can be challenging for young patients. Our doctors are uniquely qualified to take care of all kids including those with special health care conditions, facial problems, or injuries to their face and jaw. Since our providers’ training is specific to children, they are able to recognize and treat conditions unique to growing kids. We make it our mission to take care of each child as an individual and provide the safest and best care possible. 

Among the conditions we treat:
  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Toothache and dental infections
  • Gum problems
  • Dental emergencies and trauma

Depending on your child’s needs, we offer:

  • Routine dental check-ups and cleanings
  • Flouride
  • Dental treatment with: 
    • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
    • Oral sedation
    • General anesthesia
  • Infant oral health appointments
  • Sealants
  • Fillings and crowns
  • Extractions

We recommend children have their first dental visit by the time they turn 1 year old. 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.

Related Care Programs

Your doctor may refer you to specialists with expertise in one or more areas of care who will work in concert with your Dentistry team to provide the multi-specialty care needed to meet the specific needs of your child. Areas of specialized care we collaborate closely with include:

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program

We offer a two-year Pediatric Dentistry certificate program, accredited by the American Dental Association. It is primarily hospital-based, with a broad and in-depth experience in all phases of pediatric dentistry, including sedation, general anesthesia, trauma and management of malocclusion.

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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