Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides primary, preventative and therapeutic full attention of oral health for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
(Approved by the ADA. 1995)

 CAREER DESCRIPTION:

    A pedodontist, or pediatric dentist, receive training in child psychology, growth and development, jointly his regular dental training. Therefore, they are an ideal choice for children with behavioral problems or those who are afraid to make regular visits to the dentist.

    The pedodontist serves children from the time that its first tooth appears until he or she has all their adult teeth, pedodontist focuses on the prevention of oral health in order to minimize the risk of future complications. For example, a pedodontist can advise parents on how to stop sucking thumb prolonged their children, thereby reducing the risk of overbite. A pedodontist interceptive can also begin orthodontic treatment to prepare the mouth of a child for the future work of orthodontics.

 CAREER REQUIREMENTS:

    Pediatric Dentistry The two years of pediatric dentistry residency program, started after graduation from dental school, dentists immersed in the scientific studies and clinical experience. The apprentice must be initiated in advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures, along with child psychology and clinical management, oral pathology, child-related pharmacology, radiology, child development, management of oral contraceptives / facial trauma, care for patients with special needs, conscious sedation and general anesthesia.