To our dear patients and community members
We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Recommendations are changing almost daily and we are staying on top of these and will communicate these to you in a timely fashion.
The Stay-At-Home Order issued by Governor Pritzker mandates that all Illinoisans stay home except for seeking essential services such as groceries, gas or healthcare needs through April 7, 2020. As a healthcare provider, our dental office is deemed essential, meaning we are still open and here for you! Although we are open, please know that due to the recommendations set forth by the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society as well as the Center for Disease Control, we are only able to see patients with emergency dental needs until we have been instructed otherwise. Unfortunately, we do not have a timeline for when we will be able to resume normal business operations, but once we do we will communicate this to you.
Dental emergencies can be classified as:
- A broken permanent or baby tooth with nerve exposure
- Swelling of the face caused by an infected tooth
- Spontaneous pain or severe pain that wakes a child up from sleep
- A permanent tooth that has been knocked out due to trauma
If any of your children are in need of emergency dental care during this time please give our office a call at 708-386-5437 prior to coming in so we can be prepared to provide the care needed to your child. We will have staff available to answer phones and e-mails between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. A staff member will still be available 24/7 for our patients for any after-hour phone calls or questions you may have. Please call our normal office number to be forwarded to our emergency line.
Thank you for your understanding. By reducing the spread of this virus, we can help lessen the burden of our local hospital systems and allow for those with the most dire needs to be treated in a more timely manner. To help minimize the burden on emergency rooms – please let your family, friends or coworkers know that we are here and available to treat pediatric dental emergencies.
In the meantime, please be safe and sound in your homes. Remember to wash your hands, floss, brush, then wash your hands again!
Your Children's Dental Home
Having a dental home ensures your children receive comprehensive, long-term, and always-there dental care
in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s clinical guidelines.
Pediatric Dental Care
We are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through their teen years.
Your Child’s First Visit
A child’s first dental visit should occur within six months after their first tooth appears but no later than their first birthday.
Kids and Teens
Teens see pediatric dentists because their jaws and faces are still growing and changing and because the last of their permanent teeth are still coming in.
Tooth decay often begins on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth because these surfaces have deep pits and grooves that trap plaque, bacteria and food. To help prevent cavities, dental sealants are recommended.
You take your child to a pediatrician… why not a pediatric dentist?
Parents are always welcome to accompany their child during the dental visit. Prior to your child’s appointment, our team will present the option to you of whether to accompany your child in the appointment, or stay behind in our reception area. We empower our parents to make that choice!
Our staff is trained and highly knowledgeable about providing care for children with special needs or disabilities in a comfortable and safe environment.
Tour Our Office and Meet the Team
Our friendly team provides dental care to kids in an anxiety-free environment.
By maintaining your child’s good dental health, you ensure the same quality of life for your child and family as you do for yourself.
Our team is highly focused on making dental visits
a positive, fun, and safe experience for your kids.
Dr. Jerry Udelson gives back – please click HERE to read more!
(Post by Chicago Dental Review, and the photos are provided by Randy Belice)
Jerry Udelson, DDS, PC
Dr. Jerry Udelson has been a Pediatric Dentist for more than twenty five years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1987. He then completed two additional years of specialized training in pediatric dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Following that, Dr. Jerry was awarded a one-year fellow- ship at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, which was sponsored by the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation.
Dr. Jerry’s passion for pediatric dentistry began at a young age. His older brother, Mark, had Cerebral Palsy and Dr. Jerry was able to understand the real need for quality dentistry in children with special needs and disabilities.Read More