Why a Pediatric Dentist?

Why should you take your child to a Pediatric Dentist?

Young GirlA child’s oral health is an important part of their overall health. Dr. Hicks has been specially trained over several years to work specifically with children. He and his team only work with kids – each and every day. As a children only dental office, Pediatric Dentistry of Johns Creek is current on the latest advances in dentistry for children. Just as a pediatrician develops his or her special talents, skills and knowledge for working with children’s bodily health, a pediatric dentist does the same to more effectively manage a child’s dental health.

A pediatric dentist is a doctor of dentistry who has additional special training following dental school, and limits his or her practice exclusively to the treatment of children, including those with special medical needs. A visit to the dentist can be an intimidating thing for little ones. The Pediatric Dental experience is designed to alleviate their fears – from the office design and amenities to the Dentist’s specialized training. Pediatric dentists have a lot of training! In addition to a bachelor’s degree and a dental degree, pediatric dentists complete a two-year residency program that includes specialty classes and on-the-job treatment of children with various dental needs.

To learn more about Pediatric Dentistry, please visit HealthyChildren.org.