Pediatric dentists are specialists that provide comprehensive oral health care for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with medical concerns or special needs. They are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions specific to children, behaviour management, restorative dentistry (fillings, extractions, etc.), preventive dentistry, as well as growth and development.
The goal of each pediatric dentist is to ensure the dental treatment is of the highest standard and the experience is positive for both the child and the family. For some children, sedative drugs or general anaesthesia may be considered. A pediatric dentist considers the specific needs of each child when proposing treatment options and works with the family in a collaborative manner.
For more information about pediatric dentistry visit:
Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry/Académie Canadienne deDentisterie Pédiatrique
The British Society of Paedriatic Dentistry
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry