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Why Does My Child Need a Pediatric Dentist?

LeBlanc & Associates Dentistry For Children in Kansas

Why Does My Child Need a Pediatric Dentist?

added on: July 14, 2015

You may have asked yourself that very question:

We understand you may have a dentist that you and your adult family members go to for your dental health needs, but young children benefit greatly from a pediatric dental specialist. Here’s why:

Extensive Experience

Pediatric dentists have extensive experience with the best restorations for children. Hopefully, your child won’t need a filling, but if they do a pediatric dentist is best prepared to put your child at ease.

Three Years Specialty Training

A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school. They not only have extra training and education for children’s dental health, they also have knowledge on how to educate children on proper tooth care. When this education is started very early in a child’s life, it helps them develop good dental habits for a lifetime of healthier teeth and gums.

Special Skills

Pediatric dentists are skilled at assisting your child if they are fearful or have special needs.

Positive Experience

Offices of pediatric dentists are created to give every child a positive experience. They understand that a visit to the dentist isn’t at the top of a child’s “fun list,” so they make every effort to make kids feel welcome and comforted.

Caring Team

Each child has a unique dental health need. Pediatric dental offices are filled with a skilled, caring team of experts who love to make the experience positive. They work together in their expertise to let each child know they care about them.

According to Children’s Dental Heath Project, 44% of US 5 year-olds have had tooth decay. Everything about our facility is designed to help with tooth decay and other dental needs to ensure the best dental care for your children. Jenkins & LeBlanc has 4 convenient locations in the area – Shawnee, Olathe, Overland Park, and Kansas City. Schedule a check-up today!


Fast and efficient! I get 3 small kids in and out within 45 min!

– Anonymous

AMAZING! I have never been to a dental office like this. They got my whole family in at one time, great service and kind people.

– Heather

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