• Pediatric Dental Care
  • Corina Ramirez D.D.S.

1075 Via Verde, San Dimas CA 91773

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Down Syndrome and Dental Care

Developmental Patterns of Patients with Down Syndrome

Due to the dental anomalies related to the tooth morphology and immunological deficiency factors that play into patients with down syndrome, they are more at risk for specific dental complications and disease. In regards to patients with Down Syndrome, we prioritize treating patients at a young age to further prevent complications due to their compromised immune systems. At our office, we understand that patients with Down syndrome are at risk for:

  • Higher risk of infection
  • Periodontal diseases
  • Delayed eruption of primary and permanent teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Irregular tooth formation
  • & more…
Pediatric Dentist for Down Syndrome

Why You Should Visit a Specialized Dentist

In undergraduate dental training, there is little exposure to patients with down syndrome or of any special needs, so general dentists may be hesitant to treat them. Thus, we stress the importance of finding a doctor with experience working with special needs patients. Pediatric dentists continue on after 4 years of dental school, to do an additional 2-3 years of training for children and children with special needs. Every child deserves proper dental care, which is why Dr. Corina Ramirez prides herself on providing quality dental care that is given honestly and compassionately. With over 20 years of experience, she has worked with patients with various levels of special needs.

Schedule your Appointment

Dr. Corina Ramirez’s office doors are open to everyone. Our staff is trained to educate patients with treatment objectives and equipped with behavioral management strategies to handle any patient with special needs. We want your child to have a healthy and beautiful smile for life. Request an appointment online or call (903) 305-0642.

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Meet Dr. Corina Ramirez
Pediatric Dentist in San Dimas, CA

Dr. Ramirez has been in the field of dentistry since 1986. She received her doctor of dental surgery from USC, where she graduated in the top four percent of her class. She received pediatric specialty training at UCLA, where she also served as the chief resident of the class of 2006.

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