Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Children with ongoing special dental needs

Children with ongoing special dental needs

Children requiring dental management within a hospital environment may be eligible to use the WCH paediatric dental services including preventative and restorative dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontic care and individual care management planning within multidisciplinary medical team.  This includes

  • children with a significant medical history predisposing them to special dental needs
  • children with existing medical conditions whose general health may be compromised if oral health care is inadequate
  • children for whom the provision of dental care is complicated by their medical condition including
    • congenital/acquired heart disease
    • malignancy/oncology patients
    • haematological disease, immune deficiency
    • metabolic disease
    • transplant patients
  • Children with dental anomalies including
    •  amelogenesis or dentinogenesis imperfecta
    • ectodermal dysplasia
  • Children with congenital or acquired orofacial malformations including
    •  craniofacial malformations
    • cleft lip and palate
    • malocclusion
    • orofacial pathology or trauma
  • Children with sever or chronic disease or disability that compromises their access to regular dental service including
    • children recovering from long term illness needing assistance with diet and preventative dental care
    • dental problems within multidisciplinary medical management
    • intellectual or development disability
    • cerebral palsy
    • autism.

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last modified: 30 Mar 2009