Welcome to Pediatric Dental Surgical Associates

Chicago Pediatric Dental Surgeons

Pediatric Dental Surgical Associates

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Who We Are

Pediatric Dental Surgical Associates is a private group of American Board Certified pediatric dentists, who are affiliated and credentialed with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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What We Do

Pediatric Dental Surgical Associates specifically and only provides operative full-mouth dental rehabilitation for healthy well, special needs, and medically compromised children ages 1-6, delivered by a board certified pediatric dentist under general anesthesia administered by a pediatric anesthesiologist strictly in an outpatient hospital setting.


  • Significant disparities exist for the most vulnerable patients (80% of the decay is in 20% of the population)
  • Multi-quadrant operative dental rehabilitation due to complex treatment plans, behavior difficulties, special needs, and other issues that make treatment in the customary office setting untenable
  • Papoose use is contraindicated in most children
  • Sedation is risky
  • Resources for pediatric dental specialists with hospital credentials, networked with most PPO and Medicaid insurances plans is extremely scarce.
    • Resources that are currently available are stretched extremely thin, often waiting longer than 9 months to 1 year for care.
    • Limited options for referral
  • Access to care
  • Sealant based programs don’t address operative needs
  • Missed time from work, school, for appointments
    • Significant burden on families

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide safe, timely, and highly-specialized full mouth operative pediatric dental care in a controlled hospital setting under general anesthesia, administered by a dedicated pediatric anesthesiologist, allowing patients to return to their primary care dental homes, with high-quality restorative work completed compassionately, and ready for lifelong preventive care.

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