A Pediatric Dental Specialist is a professional in charge of the overall oral health of
children. Dentists who wish to become Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry must complete
additional training after dental school in a post-graduate program specialized in Pediatric Dentistry.
After completing a residency program, they must also successfully pass their examinations for the
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
The Pediatric Dentist also focuses of the psychological state of the patient.
Some professionals may treat patients with special needs such as cerebral palsy, ADHD, or are mental
handicaped, or autistic. The dental care of children differ from adults, which is why it
is so important to take your child to a pediatric dentist. Your child may find
going to the dentist scary, or intimidating which might cause them anxiety. Pediatric dentists have a
lot of experience dealing with heightened anxiety.