- Because we know kids best! (more below)
Who should see a Pediatric Dentist?
- All kids! The American Medical Association recommends all kids see a dentist by 12 months of age.
- You do not need a referral for your child to see a pediatric dentist – just like seeing their pediatrician for medical check-ups. So call us today to get their first visit set up!
- Pediatric Dentists are specially trained in all aspects of children’s growth, development, and oral health. We can be especially valuable for:
- Children with some anxiety or those who require some tender loving care to get through their dental appointments.
- Children with special healthcare needs.
- Children in need of extensive work that requires a highly trained efficient staff familiar with children’s needs.
- Children who just prefer a more kid-centered, fun environment designed specifically for them with other children around.
Pediatric Dentists have a minimum of two additional years of education and clinical training in dentistry for children. As it says on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry website regarding residency training:
- “The two-year pediatric dentistry residency program, started after graduation from dental school, immerses dentists in scientific study and clinical experience. The [dentist] learns advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures, along with child psychology and clinical management, oral pathology, child-related pharmacology, radiology, child development, management of oral/facial trauma, care for patients with special needs, conscious sedation and general anesthesia.”
Kids in all stages are very different than adults. That goes beyond their mouth, jaws, and facial structure, to their emotional development, speech, learning, and more. If you want a dentist for your child that can not only make visits fun, but also can tailor a plan specifically for your child and family’s oral health while identifying issues in their early stages before they become bigger problems, then a Pediatric Dentist is the way to go!
If your child was referred to us by a Family Dentist/General Dentist: By referring your child to our office, your family dentist recognized that your child might benefit from the additional care, time and effort that a specialty office can provide. Your dentist wants your child to receive the best care possible, in an office designed just for kids so that they might develop into an excellent adult dental patient and be rewarded with good dental health throughout their lives.
We realize that you are entrusting our office with the oral health of your child. We commit to you that we will do everything humanly possible to deliver excellent dental care to your child in a professional and courteous manner. Our team will do this while keeping you informed of your child’s current dental health and preventing future dental disease through semi-annual dental examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants.