Pediatric dentistry primarily focuses on children from birth through adolescence. The American Dental Association sees pediatric dentistry as a specialty. It requires dentists to take two to three years of additional training after completing the degree for general dentistry.
When the training is complete, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry issues a unique diploma. Some of these pediatric dentists choose to do work with children with special needs and autism, as well as working with children that have varying levels of disabilities.
While any general dentist can practice dentistry on a child, it takes the right level of care to work with children. A pediatric dentist will know how to treat children and will be able to detect early warning signs that a general dentist may not be able to see.
At Wayzata Dental, we understand that kids have very specific dental needs. Our dentists are great with kids and know what it takes to make children feel good about visiting the dentist. We are experts at gaining the trust of the child and making them feel comfortable at every visit and love to educate them on the importance of dental hygiene. We enjoy the opportunity to see all children from birth through adolescence and look forward to working with yours.
Defining pediatric dentistry is as simple as dental care for kids. At Wayzata Dental, we see it as an opportunity to give kids what they need to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for life. We’re not just here to treat teeth. We want kids to understand what we are doing, and what they should do to have their teeth shine bright and feel great.
Pediatric dentists handle many essential functions concerning a child’s oral health. They are focused on emphasizing proper maintenance of the baby teeth because of their importance in chewing habits and speech production.