Pediatric dentistry primarily focuses on children from birth through adolescence. The American Dental Association (ADA), recognizes pediatric dentistry as a specialty, and therefore requires dentists to undertake two or three years of additional training after completing a general dentistry degree.
Some pediatric dentists (pedodontists) opt to specialize in oral care for children with special needs; specifically children with autism, varying levels of mental retardation, or cerebral palsy.
- Pacifiers and Thumb Sucking
- Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
- When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit?
- First Visit
- When Will My Baby Start Having Teeth?
- Care for Your Child’s Teeth
- Early Orthodontic Treatment
- Eruption of Your Child’s Teeth
- Does Your Child Grind His or Her Teeth at Night?
- Dental Emergencies
- Perinatal and Infant Oral Health
- Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)