What is a Pediatric Dentist?
Just as a pediatric medical doctor is trained to care for a child’s medical needs, a pediatric dentist is specially trained for a child’s dental needs. A pediatric dentist is trained in the oral health of children and in dealing with all types of child behavior and special needs.
The pediatric dental office environment is geared directly to making your child feel comfortable. The office is populated with their peers so it is normally a less threatening environment than they may encounter in an office where only adults may be present. Also, in case a child needs restorative care, the pediatric dentist is highly trained in techniques so that treatment can be accomplished safely and quickly with minimal emotional stress to your child.