A dental care team greets a patient. Customized care

The multidisciplinary dental specialties team on Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a full range of procedures for complex and serious conditions in adults and children.

Our services are provided by a team of board-certified doctors and other health care providers specializing in dental procedures. The team includes specialists in dental hygiene, dental sleep medicine, children's dentistry, reconstructive oral surgery (maxillofacial prosthetics), dental oncology, orthodontics, orthopedics devices to guide tooth growth, bone and gum disease (periodontics), and restoring missing teeth with dental implants (prosthodontics).

You might benefit from one or more of our specialized services, depending on your dental health needs and goals:

Dental hygiene

  • Oral health assessments and education in how to prevent dental issues.
  • Scaling and root planing to treat gum (periodontal) disease.
  • Maintenance of gum health and dental implants.

Dental sleep medicine

  • Oral and X-ray exams for obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Creation of oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea.

Note: For medical insurance benefit, you must have consideration of a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea and an oral appliance order from a doctor.

Hospital-based pediatric dentistry

  • Oral and X-ray exams of children in the hospital in need of diagnosis of and treatment for dental health issues.
  • Dental care, under general anesthesia if needed, for children in the hospital. Procedures include preventive care, fillings and crowns, tooth pulling, and surgery to change the tongue's range of motion. This procedure is called a frenotomy.

Maxillofacial prosthetics and dental oncology

  • Restore anatomy and function inside the mouth (intraoral) using advanced techniques of virtual surgical and prosthetic planning.
  • Restore anatomy and function outside the mouth (extraoral), such as for the ears, nose or eyes.
  • Help restore clefts by using an appliance to reshape the lip and nostrils before cleft lip and palate surgery.
  • Consult with specialists in radiation oncology and medical oncology before, during and after cancer therapy.

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics

  • Craniofacial and specialty orthodontics, including nasoalveolar molding appliances for infants, and care throughout adolescence and adulthood
  • Surgical orthodontics for patients requiring orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint replacement, or treatment of facial trauma and head and neck cancer
  • Pre-prosthetic orthodontics for complex oral rehabilitation
  • Orthodontic care for children and adults
  • Orthopedic devices to help guide tooth growth in children

Periodontics

  • Treat bone and gum (periodontal) disease around natural teeth.
  • Place, treat and maintain dental implants.
  • Treat gum loss (gingival recession) around teeth and implants.
  • Regenerate bone and soft tissue.

Prosthodontics

  • Restore missing teeth with dental implants.
  • Restore a complete mouth with fixed or removable implants.
  • Restore natural teeth with crowns and veneers.
  • Restore missing teeth with removable dentures (prostheses) — partial or complete.