Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?Pediatric Dentistry was formerly known as Pedodontics and is the dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association which encompasses comprehensive dental care for all children, from infancy through adolescence. A children's dentist is a practitioner who, after becoming a general dentist (often called a family dentist), has completed an additional two years of post-doctoral training in the recognition and treatment of children's dental and orthodontic problems. Specialty education includes child psychology, behavior guidance, preventive techniques, restorative dentistry, interceptive and comprehensive care (braces), and the treatment of handicapped or chronically ill children. A pediatric dentist is the only dentist completely qualified in delivering comprehensive children's dental care. The dentist and staff strive to make the child's experience safe, comfortable, educational, and fun.
It is very common that parents now choose a pediatric dentist for their child's dental needs, just as they prefer a pediatrician for their child's medical needs.