Adolescents are at an awkward stage in life, and while oral health may not be at the forefront of their concerns, the confidence that comes with a healthy smile is.
While some pediatric dentists refer adolescents to a general dentist because the patients have permanent teeth, general dentists may in turn prefer an adolescent patient be seen by a pediatric dentist because of the presence of primary teeth and continued development of the mouth.
This is where the CU Adolescent Dental Clinic is filling a special gap by developing a dental program specifically for children aged 12 – 18 aimed at preventing and managing oral disease. As part of the CU School of Dental Medicine, patients receive high quality, compassionate care with fees up to 50% less than a typical private dental office.
Adolescent patients in this program will:
Receive regular, preventive care including check-ups, cleanings and fluoride treatments
Receive dental treatments include fillings, root canals, gum disease treatment, 3rd molar extractions (wisdom teeth) and more
Learn how to prevent cavities and care for their teeth
Learn about healthy eating habits
Understand the risks of behavior on their oral health