Dental Services

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The Children's Aid Society's dental clinics - including stationary clinics based in schools and community centers provide quality dental care to children in New York City's underserved neighborhoods.

Dental services are designed to complement children's medical needs by providing primary care such as:

  • Caries risk assessment
  • Plaque Index Score
  • Oral Health Instructions
  • Examinations
  • X-Rays
  • Restorative care (such as dental fillings)
  • Prophylaxis (dental cleaning)
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Sealants
  • Referrals

Depending on where a patient lives, referrals are made to: the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center or St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.

Children's Aid, in partnership with the Orthodontic Program at St. Barnabas Hospital, in November 2006, added a school-based Orthodontic Clinic to its roster of dental services.

Funding for Children's Aid's Dental Services is provided (in part) by a grant from the American Dental Association Foundation.