Pediatric Dentistry

OHSU Pediatric Dentistry

Dentistry specifically for children

Welcome to the Pediatric Dental Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon's destination site for healing, teaching and discovery in children's oral health. Our goals are to provide care the exceeds the need and expectations of our patients and families, train future leaders in pediatric dentistry and oral health sciences, and advance the frontiers of research and discovery. 

The Pediatric Dentistry Clinic at OHSU provides dental care for children and young adults up to age 14. Care is provided by dental students and dental residents with the supervision of dentists experienced in pediatric dental care. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a baby's first oral exam be no later than his or her first birthday. At OHSU, dental care for infant, toddler and preschool age children (approximate ages 6 months to 6 years) is provided by resident and faculty dentists.

What to expect

Children accepted for care will be assigned to one dental student. The student will contact you to arrange an appointment for your child during one of the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic sessions. Appointments will generally last one and a half to two and a half hours. Faculty instructors supervise all treatments provided by the students.

Insurance and payment

There are many options at our pediatric dental clinics. Check the information below to ensure eligibility or call our offices during business hours for clarification. OHSU accepts most dental insurance plans, including Oregon State Medicaid, Oregon Health Plan including OPS (Moda), Capital Dental Care, Family Dental Care, Open Card, and Washington State Medicaid/Apple Health. For private insurance, contact your insurance company to ensure OHSU is in the provider network for your coverage, or call our dental clinics for more information. 

OHSU accepts cash, credit cards as well as CareCredit prepaid cards. 

We offer a full range of oral health services for children and adolescents, including: 

  • Comprehensive oral evaluation and assessments
  • Teeth cleaning and fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Space maintainers
  • Athletic mouth guards
  • Orthodontics (braces)
  • Sedation dentistry for children

To find out more about pediatric dental procedures and concerns,
visit our online resources page

If you wish to register your child for treatment at the Pediatric Dental Clinic, please call our Patient Reception Center at 503 418-4333.

OHSU Pediatric Dentistry