Children are not just small adults when it comes to medical or dental needs. Pediatric dentists obtain advanced training in growth and development, child psychology, medical conditions, trauma and orthodontic treatment.
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years of specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are oral health care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.