What is a
Pediatric Dentist (Pedodontist)?
In the same way that pediatricians are
trained to meet a child's medical needs, our pediatric dental
specialists are uniquely qualified to protect your child's
oral health, using the most advanced techniques...and all in
our delightfully friendly open treatment
Pediatric dentists have an additional two to
three years of training at university pediatric facilities in
addition to four year of dental school and four years of
college study. Some pediatric dentists practice general
dentistry before specializing, giving them a unique
perspective. They learn how to deal with the behavioral
aspects of children, how to make them feel comfortable, and to
make the experience pleasant. Also, they are trained and
qualified to treat special needs patients.
Pediatric dentists want to see and examine your child at age one year old so that we can help and educate parents in proper preventive dental habits to
reduce your child's tooth decay rate by up to 50%. Unfortunately, the majority of general dentists do not want to examine your child until they are at least 3
years old and often times already have tooth decay.
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