Pediatric Dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that is concerned with providing primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care and consultative expertise for infants, children, adolescents and persons with special care needs.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A Pediatric Dentist is a Dental Specialist who has successfully completed a formal advanced education program in Pediatric dentistry and holds such specialty designation from the Alberta Dental Association and College.
Why is this important to you?
Pediatric Dentists are specifically trained in the diagnosis and management care of infants, children, adolescents and persons with special care needs. They have the training and knowledge to assist children, parents, guardians and caregivers in promoting oral health. They also have specific training in behaviour modification, sedation and utilization of general anaesthesia. In addition, their training provides extensive study and care for persons with special care needs.