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Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist vs General Dentist

Why Should You Take Your Child To A Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric Dentist’s are the Pediatrician of Dentistry. A specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, as Dr. Lentfer is, obtains a certificate by attending a two or three year residency after they complete dental school. Pediatric Dentist’s are specifically trained to treat childhood decay and gum disease and have experience recognizing growth and development problems beyond the knowledge obtained in general dental school.

Special needs and high anxiety children also fall under the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry. In our residency, we are trained extensively with, but not limited to, the needs of children with physical and developmental challenges, congenital diseases, children with a history of, or going through, cancer treatment, and autism. We are also highly trained in the use of nitrous oxide, oral sedation and treatment under general anesthesia.

And lastly, Pediatric dental offices are geared towards children. From more welcoming child friendly staff, presentation of treatment and instrumentation, décor, from televisions above our treatment chairs to rewards after your child’s visit, and smaller equipment for smaller mouths, we are focused on giving your child a more comfortable visit that is not what you would experience at a general dentist.

Our focus is on preventative care in a child friendly atmosphere to set your child up for a lifetime of healthy habits and great oral health.