Bringing your child to the dentist can be stressful and daunting. Pediatric dentists go through an additional 2-3 years of schooling to become specialty trained to care for the oral health and dental development of infants, children, adolescents, and special needs patients. Attuned by nature and by training in the various stages of a child’s oral and psychological development, the pediatric dentist is to dentistry what the pediatrician is to medicine.
Our offices feature kid-friendly designs to help ease the child and make the environment fun. A pediatric dentist specializes in communicating in ways children can understand, as well as catering to their psychological needs. It is important to establish a dental home and routine at a young age. We recommend a first dental visit by the first birthday so that we can educate families in all aspects of the dental world, including oral hygiene, diet, and habits. The main focus of the pediatric practice is prevention and early detection.