For those who cannot maintain or receive traditional dental care, hospital dentistry offers a compassionate, efficient alternative. Frequently, medically compromised patients have no time to maintain a rigorous dental schedule in addition to their other medical treatments. Patients who have compromised mental functions may be unable to complete standard dental regimens on their own or may feel heightened anxiety about dental procedures. In some cases, dental needs and medical problems may be intertwined, requiring the presence of both a medical doctor and a dentist. These cases require localized, comprehensive care, which can be provided by a hospital dentist.