What’s the Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and a Regular Dentist? A pediatric dentist has at least two additional years of training beyond dental school. The additional training focuses on management and treatment of a child’s developing teeth, child behavior, physical growth and development, and the special needs of children’s dentistry. Although either type of dentist is capable of addressing your child’s oral health care needs, a pediatric dentist, his or her staff, and even the office décor are all geared to care for children and to put them at ease. If your child has special needs, care from a pediatric dentist should be considered. Ask your dentist or your child’s doctor what he or she recommends for your child.
Source: Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
A great book to read to your child before a visit is : My First Dental Visit: A New Perspective
Also available is a book for the child’s first dental filling.
Information on how to prepare your child for their first dental visit click here: Everyone needs help