Pediatric dentistry is the dental specialty devoted exclusively to children. Many people mistakenly think children only need to go to the dentist to have their teeth cleaned, cavities fixed.
Comprehensive pediatric dental care also involves monitor of the child’s dental/facial growth and development, and intervention of any problems associated with growth and development. Each child is unique in his/her physical, emotional growth. Children of different age groups have different aspects of dental needs. A pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet these needs. Pediatric dentists receive two to three years of specialty training beyond the training of general or family dentists. The additional trainings are in such areas as growth and development, child psychology, behavior management, medical complications, and orthodontics.