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    General Dentistry Clinics

    For routine care, you can visit our Student Clinic, Resident Clinic, or our Faculty Practice.

  • Dental Clinic

    Specialty Dental Care

    Specialty Care Clinics provide dental care in Endodontics, Pediatrics, Periodontics, Orthodontics, and Oral Surgery.

  • Emergency Dental Care

    The emergency walk-in clinic serves both new and established patients during the day at either 8:45 a.m. or 12:45 p.m.

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    Becoming a Patient

    Read of our website about information on the services we offer, payment options, insurance, making appointments, and much more.

Clinic for Adolescents and Adults with Special Health Care Needs

Patients with SHCN are those with physical, medical, developmental or cognitive conditions that limit their ability to receive routine dental care.

The Pamela Kaminsky Clinic for Adolescents and Adults with Special Health Care Needs serves individuals with special needs throughout the state of South Carolina. The goals of the program are to:

  • provide care for adolescents and adult patients with special dental and healthcare needs
  • provide patients with Special Health Care Needs a dental home for continued dental care, either through continued treatment at our facility or through a Concierge transition to a provider in the community
  • train dental students and residents in the treatment of patients with Special Health Care Needs

Become a Patient in the Clinic for Special Health Care Needs

Our clinic serves adolescents and adults with Special Health Care Needs. For treatment of children with Special Health Care Needs, please contact our Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

We provide a full range of services, including cleanings, x-rays, restorative dentistry, endodontics (root canals) and oral surgery.

Care is delivered by dental students, residents of our Advanced Education in General Dentistry program and experienced College of Dental Medicine faculty members. Residents and faculty in specialty departments within the college provide specialty care.

Patient management techniques range from behavioral guidance, to pharmacological management such as premedication and nitrous oxide, up to services performed in the hospital operating room, if needed. We work closely with caregivers, and work interprofessionally with physicians and members of the medical team to assure that the choice of management techniques are appropriate for each individual.

Patients who attend our clinic may have Special Health Care Needs ranging from intellectual disabilities, (such as Down syndrome, autistic spectrum disorder) physical disabilities (such as being unable to transfer to a regular dental chair), and medically complex needs, including patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

For further information and to inquire about becoming a patient in our clinic, please call 843-792-2101, option 5, press 7. Our clinic works with private dental insurance, and also accepts Medicaid.  If you'd like to prepare the patient for a visit in the Special Care Clinic, this Social Story (PDF) may provide some assistance.

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Dental Clinic Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
29 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29425
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