Experiences at the dentist can influence a child’s view of dentistry for the rest of his or her life. Pediatric dentists are specialists who care solely for the unique needs of children, similar to how pediatricians care for children. A pediatric dentist has completed two to three years of specialty training beyond dental school, receiving postdoctoral training in child psychology, behavior modification, and pharmacology. Pediatric dentists also undergo yearly training and re-certification to stay current with the most recent developments in technology and patient care.
Education for Parent and Child: Pediatric dentists explain preventive care, hygiene, and treatments in simple, easy-to-understand terms.