Differences between Pediatric Dentist and Family Dentist

   Children present a very unique set of physical and emotional traits when compared to adults. They are constantly growing and changing. They have different needs that require creative communication skills and unique behavioral management. 

   A pediatric dentist is specially trained to manage these differences, much like the way a pediatrician is trained after medical school to care for children. After completing dental school, pediatric dentists continue to train for an additional 2-3 years to learn all the unique needs of children and how best to manage them. Their expertise include behavioral management in young children, techniques in treating children with special health care needs, dental injury and trauma management, prevention of dental diseases starting at an early age and skills to provide children with a positive association with their dental care and visits. 

   Pleasant visits to the dental office help children establish trust and confidence that will last a lifetime. Our goal is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and teach them how to care for their teeth. From our special office design to our communication style, we are here to meet you and your child’s needs.