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How Will I Know If a Dentist Is a Pediatric Dentist?

Posted on 4/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Adorable smiling girl in dental chairChildren are an amazing part of our lives, making our lives funnier and brighter. When you are looking for a dentist to care for your children, you are going to want to find a dentist who loves caring for the dental health of children. But how do you know that the dentist is a pediatric dentist?

How Dentistry Works

In dental school, dentists take the same classes and conducted the same laboratory and clinical work as all the other students. Dentists specialize in general dentistry first. After they graduate from dental school, they can choose to go into general dentistry practice or specialize in an area of dentistry. If dentists choose to specialize, they can move into several areas of specialization. One of those specialization areas is pediatric dentistry.

Pediatric dentistry is one of the most popular specializations in dentistry. Dentists who specialize in pediatric dentistry have to become board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry through dental exams. This allows them to specialize in the teeth and gums of children from birth through age 18.

Pediatric Dentist Vs. Childrens Dentist

In order to qualify to use the term pediatric dentist, dentists have to pass the board exam from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, which means they participated in a graduate program to specialize in tooth and gum care for children.

However, general dentists may choose to dedicate some of their practice to dental services for children. Their general dentistry training qualifies them to work on the teeth and gums of people of all ages.

If you think it is time for your child to see a dentist, why not give us a call? Your child can begin dental visits once their first teeth begin erupting or once they reach their first birthday. Our dentists love to meet and help their youngest patients. Call us today for an appointment.

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