Providence Expands Pediatric Dental Clinic

November 25, 2012
Providence Expands Pediatric Dental Clinic
Now serving patients from age 1 to 25 years old

Open since March 2011, Providence Specialty Pediatric Dental Clinic has provided comprehensive dental services for hundreds of children with special needs and their siblings. During this time of exceptional growth, our clinic has discovered an unmet community need for dental services for older children and young adults with special needs. To meet this need, we have recently hired Jennifer Rubel, DMD, to serve patients up to age 26. “Dr. Jen” comes to us with extensive experience and a firm commitment to serving those who struggle with access to quality dental care. A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Massachusetts, she went on to practice and teach at the Tufts Dental Facility at Wrentham – a program that provides free or low cost dental care to people of all ages with behavioral and medical needs. Dr. Jen is welcoming new patients, please call for an appointment.

Our clinic is located within the Providence Child Center in Northeast Portland. We provide dental care for children with a wide range of diagnoses and needs, including anxiety, sensory issues, autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and developmental and speech/language delays. We welcome medically complex children, as well as children who suffer from fear of going to the doctor or dentist. Our goal is to provide a positive dental experience for any child who may not tolerate a traditional clinic environment.

We accept most dental insurance plans, Medicaid/OHP and offer a sliding fee scale for private pay families. In addition, we work with The Humanitarian Foundation which provides free dental insurance or free secondary insurance for children who meet certain diagnostic criteria. For details, referral forms or more information about the clinic, please call us at 503-215-1056 or visit our website.

“I am excited to be a part of the Providence community and am strongly committed to providing care to all individuals in need. As part of the dental clinic team, I will strive to provide a comforting and safe environment to ensure all children and young adults receive the dental care they require.” - Dr. Jennifer Rubel