Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital1 offers screening and surgical services to restore and correct problems relating to the tissues of the mouth, teeth and facial regions.

Northwestern Medicine doctor feeling neck of young pediatric patientMaxillofacial surgery is a special form of dentistry that focuses on problems relating to the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, teeth and facial regions. 

Because of the important nerves that run through these areas, you want a surgeon with specialized training for your child’s oral and maxillofacial evaluation and surgical care.

Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide convenient access to state-of-the-art diagnostic screening and surgical services, including:

  • Bone grafting
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery
  • Dental implants and wisdom teeth extractions
  • Jaw reconstruction
  • Sleep apnea treatment
  • Surgery to correct facial injuries as a result of trauma
  • Surgery to remove cysts and tumors

Given the complex nature of some conditions, you can count on our team of surgeons to answer all of your questions, make sure you understand evaluation results and are comfortable with the treatment plan.

Multidisciplinary team approach

The medical professionals on the pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery team are committed to providing skilled, compassionate care in child and family-friendly settings. This multidisciplinary team2 includes:

  • Lurie Children's specialists, board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Board-certified plastic surgeon
  • Pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Speech pathologists

When needed, your team will reach out to colleagues in neonatology, pediatric otolaryngology and medical specialists to ensure a comprehensive, coordinated approach to care for your child.

When it comes to diagnosing and treating your infant, child or adolescent’s medical condition, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital1 offers the kind of care every parent hopes for in a location that’s close to home, including:

  • A comprehensive range of nationally recognized specialty care
  • Convenient access to more than 150 pediatric specialists at Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital and the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center3
  • The latest advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies

In addition, the CDH Pediatric Emergency Department is IDPH Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and is designated by the State of Illinois as a Level II Trauma Center.


All Northwestern Medical Group pediatricians are on the medical staffs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, as well as members of the teaching faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Related Resources

Pediatric Specialist Directory for Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital: Find a Pediatric specialist.

Legal Information
1

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

2

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, the physician(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

3

The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.