They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child's teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood. Pediatric dentistry is an age-related specialty among dentists who treat children from birth to adolescence. Children have unique physical, psychological and developmental needs. Pediatric dentistry is a specific dental specialty for children 0-18 years of age, including children with special health needs.
Like all dentists, pediatric dentists focus on oral health and the prevention and treatment of dental diseases and cavities. They also educate parents and other dental professionals on how best to treat children. In addition, pediatric dentists are experts at explaining procedures to children and building trust with their young patients. Pediatric dentistry (formerly pedodontics in American English or pedodontics in Commonwealth English) is the branch of dentistry that cares for children from birth to adolescence.