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Children's Mercy provides comprehensive preventative and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children, including those who can't receive services elsewhere due to insurance, special health care needs and those covered by Medicaid.

Our dental staff includes pediatric dental specialists who work closely with primary care providers, especially when children have complex special health care needs or congenital problems. Our team uses equipment sized for kids.

A pediatric dentist is available 24 hours a day through the Children's Mercy emergency departments.

Referrals are not needed for dental treatment.

Clinical Services

Dental consultations

Consultations for inpatient, outpatient and dental specialists available for consultations in the community

Dental rehabilitation

Services assisting with dental rehabilitation including nitrous oxide, conscious oral sedation and general anesthesia in the operating room

Operating facilities

Operating facilities that include state-of-the-art, child-size equipment including the panorex/cephalometric machine and digital radiography

Educational services

Oral-hygiene education for children and families, education offerings for professionals


  • Cleft lip

  • Cleft palate

  • Craniofacial anomalies

  • Dental anxiety

  • Dental decay

  • Gingival and soft tissue problems

  • Growth and development

  • Oral habits

  • Traumatic injuries

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