Delta Dental Integrated Special Care Clinic (SCC)

About

The Delta Dental Integrated Special Care Clinic is reserved for those patients over 16 years of age for whom existing options in the School of Dentistry may not be adequate.

  • Types of special healthcare needs that may require care provided in this setting include:
    • Developmental/ intellectual disabilities, acquired cognitive disabilities including dementia; progressive neurologic conditions; physical disabilities that limit mobility, vision, hearing; chronic and complex medical problems
  • Complexity of Dental Needs: We treat patients whose dental needs can be managed by a general dentist

Patients under age 16 years can receive treatment in our Pediatric Dentistry Clinics. Other patients with these conditions may only be able to be treated in a hospital setting with our Hospital Dentistry providers.


Make an Appointment

Initial evaluation occurs in the Patient Admitting and Emergency Services Clinic at the School of Dentistry. New Patients:

734-763-6933 or 888-707-2500
Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm


Information for Dental Professionals

  • Initial evaluation occurs in the Patient Admitting and Emergency Services Clinic.
  • Medical/Behavioral Complexity:
    1. Medically Complex Patients
      1. ASA 1-3
      2. The patient does not require blood products in order to have dental treatment.
      3. The patient does not require continuous physiologic monitoring during dental treatment.
      4. The patient does not require dental treatment to be provided under i.v. sedation or general anesthesia.
      5. The patient can ambulate to the clinic via wheelchair, or with other mobility aids. We are unable to treat a patient on a gurney.
    2. Behavioral Complexity
      1. The patient can tolerate dental procedures performed in an ambulatory care setting.
      2. The patient can cooperate during care provided under local anesthesia with/without nitrous oxide sedation.
      3. The patient does not pose a physical risk to themselves or others, with reasonable modifications to treatment provision.
  • Who are the Providers?
    • A general dentist with experience and commitment to patients with special needs
    • A dental hygienist with experience and commitment to patients with special needs
    • Starting as early as September 2018, we incorporate dental and dental hygiene students who have a special interest/focus on Special Care Dentistry