ONP Hospital’s Department of Dental Specialties provides coordinated care for adults and children who require specialized dental care. Depending on the person’s needs, care may include one specialty or more than one (multispecialty care, also called multidisciplinary care).
The Department of Dental Specialties offers dental hygiene, dental oncology, orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics, periodontics and prosthodontics.
Licensed dental hygienists support the dental specialties practice and routinely provide care for patients with various needs from several areas, including periodontics, prosthodontics and orthodontics, as well as medical specialties, including radiation oncology, medical oncology, cardiovascular diseases, transplant and orthopedic surgery.
Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. This requires professionals skilled in the design, application and control of corrective appliances, including braces, to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and achieve overall facial balance.
The orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics team provides for and coordinate orthodontics care for complex craniofacial disorders.
Periodontists are dentists specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the gums and bone surrounding the teeth, the mucosal tissues of the mouth, placement and maintenance of dental implants, bone regeneration, and esthetic soft tissue management of teeth and implants.
Prosthodontics pertains to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of people who have conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth or maxillofacial tissues, or both. Prosthodontists work closely with a multispecialty team, including periodontics, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and other specialties when needed.
The Department of Dental Specialties coordinates patient care with physicians in other specialties, such as oral maxillofacial surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, ENT, radiation oncology and medical oncology.