Pediatric dentists specialize in the care of children to meet the unique needs and challenges of kids’ oral health. They receive two additional years of training beyond a general dentist. This training provides them with a deeper understanding of various medical topics, including, but not limited to: pediatric biology and physiology, pharmacology, infant to adult dental development, psychology, and behavioral management.
“The program consists of two to three years of further training after graduation from dental school. It includes hospital training, where they work with children who have more severe dental needs and emergencies, and training in numerous orthodontic teeth-straightening methods. Pediatric dentists work closely with pediatricians and general dentists, who refer select patients for this specialized dental treatment that requires this advanced training.”
The following video is provided by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists to explain more:
You can also visit the American Academy of Pediatric’s website for more details.