Pediatric dentistry

What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

 

A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. They are considered the pediatricians of the dental field. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

 

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

A child has a different dentition than that of an adult. He/She might have certain behavioral and dental needs that are unique to children. These necessities could involve treatment like sealants, fluoride application, orthodontics, or even oral hygiene education. When a child is very apprehensive, we recommend nitrous oxide.

Besides treating current dental concerns, we like to also emphasize on prevention through discussing parent-child oral health education. It’s important to our practice that you and your child do not come to us to have their “cavities taken care of” but rather to prevent the