Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health and unique needs of young people.
After completing a four-year dental school curriculum, two to three additional years of rigorous training is required to become a pediatric dentist. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to meet the unique needs of your infants, children and adolescents, including persons with special health care needs.
Establishing a "Dental Home" for your child provides the opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that keep a child free from dental/oral disease. Pediatric dentistry focuses on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases.
Young People With Special Needs
An integral part of pediatric dentistry training is concerned with the medical and dental health of the special needs patient. People with significant medical, physical, or mental disabilities often present unique challenges to dentists. Specialized training allows pediatric dentists to address their special needs and provide the best care possible.