Why A Pediatric Dentist?

By May 25, 2015Dentistry Topics

A pediatric dentist is a specialist that focuses on the oral health and unique needs of children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. In the same way that pediatricians are trained to meet a child’s medical needs, a pediatric dental specialist is uniquely trained to protect your child’s oral health.

pic_whyPediatric dentists are required to have an additional 2-3 years of specialized training at a university or children’s hospital in addition to 4 years of dental school. This training focuses on growth and development, orthodontics, child psychology, behavior management, sedation and pediatric medicine. We feel that one of the greatest advantages of specialized care for children is that everyone in the office can focus entirely on children. Because we can keep the atmosphere child centered, it makes children of all ages feel more comfortable and at ease with their surroundings.

Our goal is to help children obtain optimal oral health, while at the same time, providing them with a fun and pleasant dental experience that will allow them to continue to look forward to their dental visits for years to come.

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