Case Selection

Pediatric Dental Surgical Associates

Case Selection

  • Are you able to deliver high quality pediatric dental care?
    • Proper isolation?
    • Quality control
  • Are you able to deliver that care compassionately and safely?
    • Age appropriate behavior?
    • Healthy well?
    • Multi-quadrant operative needs?
      • Multiple visits needed?
    • Extensive treatment plan? Cooperative for x-rays?
      • Severe early childhood caries? Pulpotomy, extractions?
    • Behavior?
      • Anxious? Gagging? Combative? Defiant?

Case Selection Per AAPD

  1. Patients who are unable to cooperate due to a lack of psychological or emotional maturity and/or mental, physical, or medical disability
  2. Patients for whom local anesthesia is ineffective because of acute infection, anatomic variations, or allergy
  3. The extremely uncooperative, fearful, anxious, or uncommunicative child or adolescent
  4. Patients requiring significant surgical procedures
  5. Patients for whom the use for deep sedation or general anesthesia may protect the developing psyche and/or reduce medical risks
  6. Patients requiring immediate, comprehensive oral/dental care