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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry is the specialized Dental Medicine field exclusively dedicated to the maintenance of the oral health of children, adolescents and patients with special needs.

This specialist area combines a strong preventive component with the curing element since monitoring the development of the so-called “milk teeth” is vital, not only to ensure correct phonetic and chewing functions but, first and foremost, for the early diagnosis and prevention of any problems, ensuring a healthy set of final teeth.

Although some treatments are similar to those of adults, Pediatric Dentistry affords exclusive treatments, bearing in mind the specific characteristics of the age group in question: small bodily and oral dimensions, skull and jaw bone still growing, the dynamic process of tooth eruption and the presence of milk teeth, among others.

Dental problems can arise at a very early age and so it is recommended that the first appointment should be when the first teeth come through, usually between 6 months and 1 year old.

We know that going to the dentist is usually associated with fear and anxiety. However, the Odontopediatrician has specific training to deal with the child’s fears, making the appointment a positive and even fun experience, with each appointment lasting an average of 15 to 30 minutes. However, if behavioral modulation is not enough to reassure the child, the dentist can use conscious sedation. The most frequent method is sedation by inhalation of nitrogen protoxide. An easy and safe technique, which calms the child down whilst allowing him/her to remain conscious.

With a view to playing down the trip to the Dentist, MALO CLINIC has created a fun-teaching space exclusively dedicated to kids called MALO Kids. Here children can wait for their appointment comfortably whilst having fun.

General Competences

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Preventive Orthodontic Monitoring

Poor dental positioning and malocclusion are problems which affect many children, determining the need to use orthodontic braces. In this regard, regular monitoring is vital so as to take early action and prevent or treat the problem from the very outset. In those cases, where the Odontopediatrician diagnoses the need of using a corrective braces, the child is referred to the Orthodontics Department of MALO CLINIC where he/she shall be monitored by a specialist.

Treatment of Caries

The frequent ingestion of sugars along with poor brushing usually leads to the appearance of caries. If not treated, caries may cause the early loss of milk teeth, often having consequences in terms of the positioning and alignment of the final set of teeth. In addition to treatment, during the appointment the child and his/her parents are advised about healthy eating habits and oral hygiene.

Topical Application of Fluoride and Sealants

Fluoride is a vital component in the prevention of dental caries and it is recommended to take it between 6 months and 16 years old. When visiting the Odontopediatrician, the doses of fluoride are defined and the respective modes of administration (tablets, gel, drops, mouthwashes), depending on the specific needs of the various age group.

To prevent the appearance of caries, the application of sealant is frequent. Sealant is a varnish which when applied to healthy teeth protects the chewing surface, preventing the appearance of caries. Speedy and painless, it is possible to seal the majority of the teeth of a child at just one appointment.

Oral Health Guidance

During the appointment, children and their parents are provided with guidance about oral health which includes tips about the advantages of diet which is low in sugars, as well as indications about the procedures for correct oral hygiene. In addition to preventing the appearance of caries and bacterial plaque, proper brushing also prevents the appearance of problems in the gums.

Control of Bacterial Plaque

Bacterial plaque derives from the accumulation of bacteria in the oral cavity. Its control is vital for the maintenance of oral health, particularly as regards the prevention of caries. In addition to providing indications about oral hygiene procedures for preventing and eliminating bacterial plaque, in specific cases the Odontopediatrician may also get rid of it using mechanical processes.

Pediatric Dentistry Team

Meet our Team

With the aim to provide you a service with highest quality and rigour, MALO CLINIC has a medical team specialized in Pediatric Dentistry.

MALO CLINIC Lisbon
MALO CLINIC Coimbra
MALO CLINIC Portimão
MALO CLINIC Funchal
MALO CLINIC Faro
MALO CLINIC Aveiro

OMD nº.: 5875

Filipa Maria Roque

Director (Lisbon)
Academic Degrees
Degree in Dental Medicine at Faculdade Medicina Dentária da Universidade de Lisboa (FMDUL); Integrated Master in Dental Medicine; Graduate in Interceptive Orthodontics at Danube University Krems, Austria; Certificate in Conscious Sedation by Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Course of Conscious Sedation at Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) – London.
Teaching Experience
Invited Assistant of Oro-Maxilo-Facial Imagiology Monitor at FMDUL; Speaker at MALO CLINIC Education Courses.
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 9002

Joana Marinhas

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Integrated Master in Dental Medicine at Faculdade de Medicina Dentária da Universidade de Lisboa (FMDUL); Attending the postgraduate Pediatric Dentistry specialization at FMDUL.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 9360

Rita Ramos

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Integrated Master in Dental Medicine at Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz (ISCSEM).
Teaching Experience
Invited Monitor of Pediatric Dentistry at ISCSEM.
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 6440

Vera Barroso Janeiro

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Master in Dental Medicine at Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz (ISCSEM).
Teaching Experience
Invited monitor of Operative Dentistry at ISCSEM.
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 6091

Joana Almeida

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Degree in Dental Medicine at Faculdade de Medicina Dentária de Coimbra; Graduated at “Pediatric Dentistry” at CESPU - Cooperativa de Ensino Superior, Politécnico e Universitário.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 7891

Sara Lopes

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Master in Dental Medicine at ISCSEM - Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas, Attending Pediatric Dentistry II Course at Centro de Estudos de Medicina Dentária do Amial – Oporto.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 3057

Carmen Bastos

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Degree in Dental Medicine; Post-Graduate in Orthodontics; Attending MBT Orthodontics Certification Course.
Publications

OMD nº.: 7891

Sara Lopes

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Master in Dental Medicine at ISCSEM - Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas, Attending Pediatric Dentistry II Course at Centro de Estudos de Medicina Dentária do Amial – Oporto.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

OMD nº.: 6091

Joana Almeida

Dentist
Academic Degrees
Degree in Dental Medicine at Faculdade de Medicina Dentária de Coimbra; Graduated at “Pediatric Dentistry” at CESPU - Cooperativa de Ensino Superior, Politécnico e Universitário.
Teaching Experience
Awards & Recognitions
Publications

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