Hospital Dentistry


Most children are able to have their dental treatment completed in the dental office with Tell-Show-Do and/or mild anti-anxiety agents. However, for some infants, children, adolescents and persons with special health care needs, treatment under general anesthesia in a hospital or outpatient facility represents the best method to deliver oral health care. The patient's age, dental needs, disabilities, medical conditions and/or anxiety that render the patient unable to cooperate in the dental office may be an indication for the patient to be treated under general anesthesia. Dr. Cook is on staff at St. Mary's Hospital and Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.