Dental and Craniofacial Service

The Dental Programs at Arkansas Children’s mission is to provide care for patients with limited access to traditional dental care due to age, medical, or economic liabilities.  Our program is divided into two distinct programs. The first is a hospital-based program that provides complex dental and craniofacial care for patients with medical, developmental, or structural anomalies within a multidisciplinary team that includes both dental and medical professionals.  Our second program is a school-based model that provides care for children through a school clinic, mobile dental clinics, and a traveling sealant program.

Learn more about the Mobile Dental Van

Come onboard our mobile dental van to hear Dental Hygienist Leigh Anne Whistle explain how we champion children through teeth cleanings, X Rays, and even root canals. Our mobile dental vans go throughout the state to serve children in areas where going to a dentist is difficult. Healthy teeth are important for overall wellbeing and keep a child happy and in school.


Physicians or Dentists needing to refer a patient may call 501-364-1816 or Fax 501-364-6800.

Care Provided

  • Comprehensive pediatric dental care for all infants, children and young adolescents
  • Specialized care for patients with significant medical and/or developmental problems
  • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile ® - Operated by Arkansas Children's Dental Outreach and provides comprehensive dental care to children at no cost to their families; the Dental Outreach program currently serves elementary schools in central and northwest and southeast Arkansas
  • Appointments are coordinated with the child's elementary school nurse


Arkansas Children's Hospital 
South Wing, 2nd Floor 

Dental Service Chief