The Pediatric Dentist has an extra two to three years of specialized training after dental school, and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years.
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.
Pediatric dentistry is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. They provide both primary and specialized oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and persons with special health care needs. -American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2009 Fast Facts