The following describes dentistry for children and patients with special needs. For specific information regarding your child’s dental health and treatment options, please contact your Hurley physician, pediatric dental specialist or medical professional.
Hurley Medical Center’s Pediatric Dentists, in coordination with other Hurley pediatric subspecialty providers, provide dental care and oral surgery for children throughout Genesee County and the entire mid-Michigan region. For the highest-quality oral care, especially for children with special needs, the best place for your child to receive treatment is Hurley Medical Center.
Hurley Pediatric Dental Care: Treating the Most Challenging Cases
As well as providing routine dental care for more than 800 pediatric patients a year, our highly-skilled pediatric dentists specialize in treating very challenging cases, including;
- very young patients (as young as two years old)
- hemophiliacs and those with other bleeding disorders
- children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and leukemia
- children with genetic disorders
- children with mental and physical handicaps
- children who are severely medically compromised
Dental Procedures Performed include:
- Dental prophylaxes (cleaning of the teeth)
- Mini root canals
- Stainless steel crowns
- Space maintainers
- Treatment of acute facial swelling due to oral infection
Hurley Dental Emergency Care
Hurley Medical Center has the only Pediatric Emergency Room in Mid-Michigan with a pediatric dentist resident on call for dental emergencies.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Patient- and Family-Centered Care, a new way of delivering healthcare which involves the patient and the family in medical decisions, is at the heart of Hurley Medical Center’s approach to the practice of medicine. Our pediatric dentists include families in the decision-making process and thoroughly explain all procedures and treatment. This constant communication not only makes patients and families part of the medical and dental team, it also produces better results and increased patient safety.