What Is the Difference Between Pediatric Dental Specialists and a General Dentist?

What are the benefits of pediatric dental specialists?

Pediatric dentist specialists focus solely on the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. Both general dentists and pediatric dentists complete a four-year post-graduate dental school program. However, pediatric dentists continue their education even further. In fact, pediatric dentistry programs incorporate  two to three years of training and education. This includes hands-on experiences and in-depth study of child psychology and growth and development from infancy through adolescence. After graduation, pediatric dental specialists continue education to study the latest advances in dentistry for children.

Jenkins & LeBlanc is here to provide your child with age appropriate dental care, dental health education and instruction, and the best restorations for children. You’ll notice our offices and everything we do is designed with children in mind. Our goal is to create a positive, fun, and friendly environment so you and your child will feel welcome and relaxed.

While oral health is important for everyone, pediatric dentistry is a wise choice for a child’s oral development. Do you have questions about your child’s oral health or your first appointment? We’d love to answer them, call one of our 5 offices today!