Pediatric dentistry is a practice done by our doctors and the staff that primarily focuses on children from birth through adolescence. Pediatric dentistry is recognized as a specialty by The American Dental Association (ADA), and requires dentists complete two or three years of additional training on top of obtaining a general dentistry degree. After completing the additional training required for a pediatric dentistry degree, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry then issues a unique diploma (Diplomate ABPD).
Our office has been trained to create a friendly, fun, social atmosphere for any children that come into the office, and always avoid using words like “drill,” “needle,” and “injection” that may make the experience more frightening for kids. Phobias of dentist offices or procedures are typically formed in childhood will often continue into adulthood, so it is extremely important that children have positive experiences..
What Does a Pediatric Dentist Do?
The doctors and the staff have been trained to for many functions that are crucial to maintain the child’s overall oral health and hygiene. We place particular emphasis on taking the proper steps to ensure maintenance and care of teeth, which pave the way for good chewing habits, proper speech production, and also ensure that adult teeth have the proper room to properly form and grow.