Our service area includes Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, Humboldt, and Marin counties, however, due to limited dental surgery resources, PDI treats children as far away as Del Norte County.
A typical patient treated at PDI is three and a half years of age, with more than 11 cavities in their primary (baby) teeth. Typically, PDI treats children under the age of seven. Cleanings and X-Rays are always a part of treatment, while fillings, extractions, crowns and pulpotomies (root canals on baby teeth) are often treatment options for our patients.
Funding and Support
The PDI Surgery Center currently accepts Medi-Cal and Healthy Kids insurances, Healthy Families and other similar insurance programs.
More than 85% of medical services provided by PDI Surgery Center is paid by Medi-Cal. The gap in government funding is filled by individual and corporate donations and grants.
To help children or patients with developmental disabilities receive dental care care they need, please contact us at 707-838-6560, or send an e-mail to Hazel White Oak Hazel@PDISurgeryCenter.org
When should a child be refered to PDI Surgery Center?
The patient is unable to sit still for extensive dental treatment. PDI treats patients ages 0 - 18.
Surgical dental procedure(s) require general anesthesia.
The procedure needed is longer than a child of pre-cooperative age can sit.
Patient is mentally/physically handicapped and requires. general anesthesia for proper management.
Patient is allergic to local anesthesia.
Patient has a medical condition requiring medical supervision.
Patient cannot be adequetely anesthetized with local anesthetic alone.
Patient suffers from acute dental fear or anxiety.
PDI Surgery Center's dentists and anesthesiologists are experienced in hospital dentistry. Dentists travel PDI from throughout California. They are dedicated to treating children who suffer from severe tooth decay.
Our provides a safe environment for our patients. PDI uses the latest technology, including digital x-rays, intra-oral camera and monitoring equipment.
Dental health is integral to the long term health of patients. We provide educational tools to help improve their ora hygeine practices and help prevent future decay.