Patients ages 0-17 are seen in the Pediatric Dental Clinic.

Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Sciences

Jennifer Hill, DMD
Chair

Pediatric Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. The mission of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Health Sciences at Temple-Kornberg School of Dentistry is to offer access to care for children and to provide patients with outstanding care. Primary focus is care of the child, not the child’s teeth. Dental students provide children with emergency care and comprehensive treatment that includes diagnosis, prevention, restorative dentistry, pulp therapy, oral surgery, periodontal care, management of the developing occlusion, and behavior guidance. In a manner that respects cultural diversity, children and families learn about prevention of dental disease and the relationship between good oral health and good total health.

Pediatric Dentisty and Community Oral Health Sciences is staffed by Pediatric Dentists who are both academically outstanding and clinically superior. All faculty have extensive experience in the care of children and are strongly committed to educating dental students to provide children with comprehensive dental treatment that includes attention to the child’s psychological and emotional well-being. Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Sciences is committed to working with the Temple community at large to helping the community offer their children a healthy future.

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Residency Program DPH

Center for Public Health Research