When searching for a new dentist for your child, it can become exhausting trying to wade through pages upon pages of dental providers in your area. So we want to provide some factual information and hopefully some enlightening education on exactly what sets a pediatric specialist apart from a general dentist!
Education and Beyond
What is a pediatric dentist, anyway?
A pediatric dentist is someone who has successfully completed four years of dental school and an additional two to three years of specialized training and education in oral health and dentistry for infants, children, and teens.
The additional education training is focused on:
- child psychology
- behavior guidance
- preventive techniques
- restorative dentistry
- interceptive and comprehensive care (braces)
- treatment for handicapped or chronically ill children
What types of treatment and services can a pediatric dentist provide?
- oral health exams beginning as early as six months to one year in infants
- preventative dental care, which includes
- regular cleanings (every six months)
- fluoride treatments
- diet and nutrition recommendations
- counseling on infant habits, such as pacifier use and thumb sucking
- early assessment exams regarding correcting improper bites and the straightening of crooked teeth
- care for dental injuries such as fractures or displaced teeth
- cavity repair
- diagnosis regarding oral conditions such as gum disease, frenulum issues, and pediatric periodontal disease.
There’s a Reason We Are the Best Choice!
So, as you can see, there is an extensive amount of training and education that goes into being a pediatric dental provider. I have seventeen years of training and education in this specialized field and know that experience matters when choosing a dental provider.
We want the very best for our patients and hope that you feel that your child will be receiving the highest levels of dedication, training, and education when you choose us!
~ Dr. Randy