Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants, and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
Pediatric dentists have had at least two additional years of specialty training, which allows them to provide the most up-to-date and thorough treatment of children’s dental problems. Pediatric dentists are trained in multiple different approaches to care, including clinical sedation and hospital dentistry, to help the anxious child. As a specialist, pediatric dentists have the ability to recognize and treat conditions as they develop and thereby reduce the need for more extensive, invasive and expensive therapies later.
Parents are invited to explore our site to locate a Pediatric Dentist at our Search for a Pediatric Dentist section of this website. For more information about your child’s oral health, please visit the AAPD’s Parents Resource Center or consult with your own Pediatric Dentist.