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What is a pedodontist/pediatric dentist?

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A pedodontist or pediatric dentist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the dental problems of children from infancy to young adulthood. They usually care for special needs patients, too.

SOURCES:

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: "Oral Health Glossary."

MedlinePlus: "Dental Health."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Glossary of Dental Terms."

American Dental Association: "Glossary of Dental Clinical and Administrative Terms."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

SOURCES:

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: "Oral Health Glossary."

MedlinePlus: "Dental Health."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Glossary of Dental Terms."

American Dental Association: "Glossary of Dental Clinical and Administrative Terms."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

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