Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two or three years of specialized training after dental school and limits his practice of treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialized oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.
Because every child is different, pediatric dentists have a wide range of approaches to help the child complete the necessary dental treatment. A pediatric dentist makes a recommendation of child behavior guidance methods based on health history, special health needs, dental care needs, the type of treatment required, the consequences of lack of treatment, emotional development and intellectual, and parental preferences.