What is a Pediatric Dentist?
In the same way that pediatricians are trained to meet a child’s medical needs, pediatric dental specialists are uniquely qualified to protect your child’s oral health, using the most advanced techniques. While general dentists are willing and able to see children, there are some children that need a pediatric dentist for dental care for the same reason they see a pediatrician for medical care.
A pediatric dentist is a doctor of dentistry who has two to three years of special training in addition to dental school, and limits his or her practice exclusively to the treatment of children, infancy through teenage years, including those with special medical needs. We understand and are experienced in dealing with the unique dental issues and concerns that go along with each stage of childhood. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. The pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet these needs.
Good oral health is an important part of total health. Establishing us as your child’s “dental home” provides us the opportunity to establish preventive dental habits that help keep your child free from cavities and other dental/oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases, as well as dental growth and development.