Pediatric dentistry is one of the nine recognized dental specialties of the American Dental Association. Pediatric dentists complete two to three years of additional specialized training (after the required four years of dental school) to prepare them for treating a variety of children’s dental problems. According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, the child’s first dentist visit should be scheduled in infancy. The goal is to begin forming positive oral habits as soon as possible and maintain them throughout a lifetime.
The staff at a pediatric dental practice is specially trained to introduce the child into the world of healthy oral care without any anxiety or fear. At the time of the first dentist visit, a comprehensive exam is performed in addition to consultation with the parents regarding nutritional choices and alleviation of detrimental oral habits. The patient’s medical history and any genetic predispositions are reviewed and taken into … Read More