How Pediatric Dentists are Different
If your child sees a pediatrician, why not see a pediatric dentist?
Pediatric dentistry is a specialty of dentistry, similar to the specialty of pediatrics within general medicine. Pediatric dentists receive two additional years of specialty training to provide oral health care and education for infancy through adolescence, as well as for children with special needs. Their specialized training includes emphasis on trauma, behavior management, infant oral health, interceptive orthodontics, sedation and hospital dentistry. Children benefit most from individualized approaches that are specific to their age and developmental stages. A pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet those unique needs.
What is a board certified pediatric dentist?
After two years of specialty training, pediatric dentists dedicated to pursuing excellence in their field may voluntarily undergo a rigorous process to become certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD).
The ABPD requires that all members remain current in the latest developments in care, research, and technology. Once certified, in order to remain in good standing, additional continuing education in the field of pediatric dentistry above and beyond the minimum required to be a pediatric dentist must be undertaken on a yearly basis. Learn more at the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry