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Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both preventive and therapeutic dental care for infants, children and adolescents.
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. After completing dental school, we are further trained for the unique dental health needs of children. Our specialized education consists of child psychology, growth and development, management of oral-facial trauma, sedation and general anesthesia.
At Boston Children's Hospital, our Pediatric Dentistry Service is designed to help children feel at home and comfortable, and our experienced dental staff is trained to respond to the special concerns and needs of our patients. Children are offered the opportunity to see, touch and operate all of the dental equipment.
All children are not alike! Our pediatric dentists provide an ongoing assessment of the changes in your child's oral health. As experts in dental development, we monitor your child's needs and provide advice and treatment to ensure a winning smile. From teething infants to appearance-conscious teenagers, the pediatric dentists at Boston Children's Hospital provide dental care based on comprehensive dental research and extensive clinical experience.
Maintaining disease-free teeth and gums is a major goal of the pediatric dentist. To help prevent tooth decay, we make sure our patients receive optimum fluoride exposure and we apply pit and fissure sealants when appropriate. In addition, our dental staff demonstrates proper brushing and flossing techniques and assists patients and their families in identifying foods that promote tooth decay. The total care your child receives in our department will serve as a motivating force, promoting good oral health habits that can be maintained for a lifetime.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”