What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases and conditions of children, young adults, and the special-needs population. Pediatric dentists have received two-three additional years of graduate training and study of the growth and development of the mouth, teeth, and jaws of children and teenagers. The best way to understand what a pediatric dentist does is to compare their responses to the role that a pediatrician plays in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood medical diseases. Whereas pediatricians are doctors that have specialized in the medical problems and diseases of children and young adults, pediatric dentists are dentists that have specialized in the dental problems of children and young adults.
Just as most parents would not consider sending their three-year-old child to the parents’ medical doctor, most parents should not consider sending their three-year-old child to the parents’ general dentist because that dentist has not been trained, is not equipped and/or is not gifted to work with the younger population and their unique set of dental problems.
Why Choose Our Office?
First and foremost, our office was specially designed to be a fun place for children to come and visit. In the waiting room,
Secondly, the treatment room is based on an open-bay concept, where everyone can see each other. One parent per patient can accompany their child back to the treatment room if they so desire. There are no hydraulic dental chairs which are common in an adult dental office. Instead,
It is important to also know that we work very hard to keep every part of our office clean and as
Our office utilizes a computer-controlled digital x-ray system. This latest x-ray equipment reduces radiation up to 90% as compared to conventional x-ray equipment. Additionally, there are no more “cardboard” x-rays to bite on to obtain x-rays. For children, this is a huge plus since children no longer dread having x-rays made since there is no gagging caused by the traditional x-ray system. Moreover, we can detect decay or infection with a higher degree of accuracy at an earlier age than with conventional x-ray techniques.
Our staff is trained in the use of our laser cavity detector. Dark stains can mimic the appearance of a cavity. Our office’s cavity detector helps
More recently, our office has transitioned to a chartless office, with all records, notes
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