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Division of Pedodontics/Orthodontics (Dentistry)
We serve as a dental clinic for children with underlying medical problems.Our activities include pedodontic/orthodontic treatment, oral surgery, treatment of oral trauma, and dental treatment under general anesthesia.
Our team consists of pedodontists, orthodontists and oral hygienists. For cleft lip and palate patients, we provide team-based healthcare by cooperating with specialists from other clinics, such as the Neonatology, Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Rehabilitation Medicine Departments.
Diagnosis and treatment policy
We aim to provide consistent management of oral function and occlusion for children up to the completion of permanent dentition.
- We provide dental treatment under general anesthesia in cases where patients are either physically or emotionally unable to undergo usual local anesthesia/tooth filling/dental surgery.
- We observe and manage occlusion in children with congenital diseases, and refer patients at school age to appropriate orthodontic clinics.
For oral diseases, we provide dental treatment/management as follows:
- Cavities: dental checkup for children, tooth brushing instruction for cavity prevention, and tooth filling/sealing for cavities.
- Tooth/frenulum anomaly and cysts: minor oral surgeries, such as extraction of impacted/supernumerary teeth, elongation of lingual/maxillary labial frenulum, and removal of oral cysts.
- Malocclusion in congenital diseases and facial deformity: orthodontic treatment for cleft lip and palate and other congenital diseases including Goldenhar syndrome, cleidocranial dysplasia, Crouzon syndrome, Treacher Collins syndrome, Pierre Robin sequence, Down syndrome, Russell-Silver syndrome, Turner syndrome, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, acrocephalosyndactyly, Parry-Romberg syndrome, congenital myopathy, hemifacial hyperplasia, Ellis-van Creveld syndrome, chondrodysplasia, ectodermal dysplasia, neurofibromatosis, basal cell nevus syndrome, Noonan syndrome, Marfan syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, facial cleft, muscular dystrophy, marble bone disease, incontinentia pigmenti, oral-facial-digital syndrome, Moebius syndrome, Kabuki syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome, Williams syndrome, Binder’s syndrome, Stickler syndrome, microglossia, craniosynostosis, dysostosis, Freeman-Sheldon syndrome, Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, autosomal deletion syndrome, Larsen syndrome, pycnodysostosis, oligodontia with six or more missing teeth, and facial deformity. These treatments are covered by health insurance.
- Management of oral function, such as tooth filling and oral cleaning, for hospital inpatients and those in the perioperative period
- Management of oral function for patients treated with a radiation procedure and chemotherapy
Frequently performed tests
- General dental X-ray exam, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Examination of maxillofacial morphology and jaw function in orthodontic diagnosis